10 Artists Who Have Sustained Freak Injuries During Concerts

It may look glamorous, but putting on a concert actually takes a lot of hard work. It’s more than just putting a microphone in your hand and singing or rapping while you move around on stage. Prior to going on tour, most artists have to go through weeks—and sometimes even months—of training in order to make sure that they can perform to the best of their abilities. And, despite that, there are always obstacles that come up that force them to think fast when they’re performing. Props fall over. Equipment malfunctions. People in the crowd throw things. Crazy stuff happens.

As a result of these mishaps, there have been a number of artists who have sustained insane injuries on stage. Most recently, Lady Gaga suffered a concussion on stage during a show in New Zealand when she accidentally smacked her head against a pole. And, there have been many, many others who have suffered injuries just like it. So, we decided to put together a list of 10 Artists Who Have Suffered Freak Injuries During Concerts. Lest you think putting on a concert is easy, these artists would definitely tell you otherwise.—Chris Yuscavage