Bobby Gillespie has spoken for the first time since sustaining spinal injuries in a stage fall.
In an interview with Scottish newspaper the Daily Record, Primal Scream frontman Bobby said he's looking forward to his two upcoming appearances in Scotland – despite being ordered to rest by doctors.
Gillespie reportedly suffered back injuries when he slipped and fell from a speaker stack during the band's set at the Caribana festival.
The group were forced to abandon its set as the frontman was stretchered to an ambulance and later briefly hospitalised.
On Thursday (09Jun16) it was announced that the Loaded band were pulling the plug on nine dates in June and July (16), which includes stops at the Beat-Herder festival in England and Rock in Roma in Italy.
Speaking about his injuries, Bobby told the publication: “Obviously I’m in pain, but I can’t wait to get back to fitness and back on the stage.”
While the band have cancelled several gigs, Bobby is hoping the dates in Scotland can still go ahead.
He added: “Electric Fields will be fun. We’ve never played it before. And I didn’t go to Kelvingrove when it had bands on in the 1980s. I was from King’s Park, in Glasgow’s south side, and hung out on the other side of town.”
The singer reportedly has to wait 10 days and undergo another set of X-rays before he will be told the full extent of the recovery time he will need. The band tweeted that he will be out for a minimum of eight weeks.
Both Scottish shows will feature songs from the band’s extensive back catalogue as well as new favourites from their current album, Chaosmosis.
Primal Scream's new single, 100% Or Nothing, is released today.