Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis has been bombarded with worried text messages from his mother since he jumped into a crowd from a balcony during a gig in Australia.

The rocker dived from an 18-feet (5.4-metre) gallery during a show in Sydney last month (Sep13), sending the crowd into a frenzy.

However, the stunt hasn't impressed everyone - his management has ordered him not to try the trick again and his mum has been firing off panic-stricken texts begging him to keep his feet on the ground.

Philippakis says, "My managers keep telling me to stop. And I got some concerned texts from my mum after Sydney. I don't know how she got wind of it. She'd obviously heard some craziness went down and I got a few texts. They weren't jokey.

"In my right mind I wouldn't have done it. But it was an intense show and I'd had a bit to drink."