Rockers BLUE OYSTER CULT have been forced to cancel a string of shows after their guitarist fell down a flight of stairs.
Guitarist/vocalist Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser slipped in his Florida home on Sunday (14Dec08) and injured his shoulder, leaving him unable to play.
The Don't Fear The Reaper hitmakers were due to play shows in Ohio, Illinois and Iowa on 18, 19 and 20 December (08), but have now scrapped the gigs to allow Roeser to recover from the accident, according to
A statement from the band reads: "In an unfortunate mishap, Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser slipped on a flight of stairs in his Florida home this past Sunday evening, while carrying some packages. The fall resulted in a shoulder injury, which has forced the cancellation of the band's remaining shows for 2008. A complete and full recovery is expected."