- 09 Mar 23
Disclosing both the injury and following surgery in an Instagram post today, Kevin Parker continued on to assure fans: "I'm not quitting on you guys."
After fracturing his hip, Kevin Parker, the musician and vocalist of the psychedelic music project Tame Impala, says he'll continue plans to go on tour.
He disclosed both his injury, the following surgery, and his decision to remain on tour today on Instagram. The post included images of Parker in the doctor's office, boarding a plane with his medical monitor, an X-ray and several photos of his injury.
Also included video of him beginning physical therapy, climbing stairs dressed in a hospital gown and supported by a woman holding one of his crutches.
"Fractured my hip. Tried to run a half marathon on what turned out to be an existing stress fracture. Whoops. Made it to within 1km of the finish line. That's life I guess."
He included that "All shows in Mexico and South America going ahead as planned I'm not quitting on you guys."
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Fans wasted no time reaching out with well-wishes to the Australian musician. Some even tried lightening the mood, joking about the news. One fan, @camwow45, said "That x ray looks like your next album cover."
Tame Impala's next show is in Mexico City, Mexico at Palacio de los Deportes tomorrow on Friday, March 10th. It's the first of two shows in Mexico City as a part of the Slow Rush Tour. The planned itinerary spans 6 countries with 7 concerts.
In the studio, Tame Impala is just Kevin Parker; on tour, however, he's joined by Jay Watson, Dominic Simper, Julien Barbagallo, Cam Avery, and Rafael Lazzaro-Colon.
The Slow Rush is Tame Impala's fourth studio album, released on February 14th, 2020. It won in five categories at the 2020 ARIA Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Group, and Best Rock Album.
It also earned Kevin the Awards of Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year.
Last year, Parker celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his second studio album Lonerism, which is getting its own, limited-edition box set with unreleased demos and sketches. It drops on May 26th, and will include three vinyl records and 24-page booklet.
He also played the main stage of Electric Picnic in 2022, dazzling the crowds with both spectacular audio and visuals.
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