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Travis cancel Marlay Park date following drummer Neil Primrose's swimming accident
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 10 Jul 2002
A freak swimming-pool accident has forced Travis into the cancellation of their Dublin Marlay Park gig on July 21.
The incident occurred shortly after the band had been on stage at the Belfort Festival in France.
Says a spokesperson: "While relaxing in the pool, drummer Neil Primrose struck his head and was knocked unconscious. After realising his predicament, other band and crew members dragged Neil from the pool and gave him assistance. He was taken by ambulance to the local hospital in Belfort to receive treatment and undergo tests. Early indications suggest that Neil has sustained a fracture on one of his vertebrae and is still in hospital in France undergoing further tests."
It's believed that Primrose, a keen rally driver, was lying on an airbed when his head hit the side of the pool.
Apologising to fans for "any inconvenience caused", the Glaswegians ruled out further appearances during July but said they may be back in action for August's V2002 festivals in the UK.