Mudvayne’s Chad Gray says he’s “OK” but “hurting” following “brutal” onstage fall

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Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray has shared a statement commenting on the fall he suffered during the band’s show in Tampa, Florida earlier this week.

In an Instagram post, Gray says he feels “OK” but is still “hurting” from the incident, which happened as he was trying to interact with the crowd.

“I stepped out, the crowd surged forward, pushed my foot off backwards, so my foot went straight…down,” Gray shares. “My left foot was still on the stage…and my whole…body just went…right on top of the barricade, right here, right across my sternum.”

“We were ironically in the course of [the song] ‘Not Falling’, which is amazing, so I just started singing that,” he continues. “And I was able to sing. So I just pushed through the s***.”

Gray describes the pain as “brutal” but, ever the optimist, muses that he’s lucky he didn’t break a rib.

“Otherwise this tour could be over and I would be absolutely f***ing devastated,” he says.

Mudvayne is currently on the road with Rob Zombie on the Freaks on Parade Tour. The outing, which also features Static-X and Powerman 5000, continues Friday in Camden, New Jersey.

In related concert incident news, Shinedown‘s Brent Smith found himself in the crowd during the band’s recent show in Toronto.

As seen in fan-shot video posted to YouTube, Smith saw members of the audience fighting with each other, so he jumped in to break the altercation up. He then invited what appeared to be the aggrieved party to watch the show from the side of the stage.

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