Veteran rocker Slash has given up his hobby of riding Bmx bikes amid fears he could sustain a career-threatening injury.

The former Guns N' Roses star is a big fan of the cycle sport, but he is worried that a nasty fall could end his guitar playing for good.

He says, "Bmx is the kind of thing, it's not just riding around the block, it's jumping and stuff, so as soon as I get on a bike you're invariably going to fall.

"I have a couple of bikes at home and I still love it, but it's one of those things, you're going to fall, and if I break something before I tour the worst thing I can possibly think of is having to call these guys and be like, 'Hey, the tour we've been looking forward to is going to be postponed because I've broken my wrist'."