Fans expressed disappointment that the drummer would not be able to continue the tour, however some criticized the band for describing the piece of art as “ugly.”
Rabat – Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand announced that its drummer damaged his finger when an “ugly piece of art” fell from the wall of a hotel lobby in Casablanca, Morocco.
The band said in a tweet: “We’re sad to say that Paul’s finger was crushed by an ugly piece of art which fell from the wall of a hotel lobby in Casablanca.”
We’re sad to say that Paul’s finger was crushed by an ugly piece of art which fell from the wall of a hotel lobby in Casablanca. The bone has splintered into small pieces and he is unable to hold a drumstick without experiencing intense pain.
— Franz Ferdinand (@Franz_Ferdinand) July 6, 2019
The tweet explained that the drummer’s injuries mean that he will not be able to continue the European/UK tour as planned.According to the band, the “bone has splintered into small pieces and he is unable to hold a drumstick without experiencing intense pain.”
Franz Ferdinand was among the lineup of 2019 Jazzablanca festival, which ended on Sunday, July 7.
very subjective to say 'ugly'. However, what a, brilliantly, surreal tweet
— Bartholomew Gant (@Ipodjockey) July 6, 2019
While some fans expressed sympathy and solidarity with the drummer, others called the tweet subjective for calling the piece of art “ugly.”
The painting was truly awful. https://t.co/ISupeYgTfC
— Αλεξ Καπράνος (@alkapranos) July 6, 2019
The band’s lead singer also posted another tweet, mocking the painting.
“The painting was truly awful,” he said.
The rock launched their career in 2002, and have won two Brit awards. Franz Ferdinand have also been nominated for several Grammy Awards.