Saturday night’s Kings of Leon show in Mansfield ended on a low note after a pedestrian stepped in front of the band’s moving tour bus, causing the bus to stop short and in effect, injure drummer Nathan Followill.
The “Use Somebody’’ band was traveling from the Xfinity Center to its hotel when the incident occured. Kings of Leon canceled its Aug. 10 Saratoga Springs show due to Followill’s injuries.
Followill, 35, suffered broken ribs and was treated in a hospital following the incident. He posted a tweet assuring fans that although he was “a little banged up,’’ that he will “be back better than ever.’’
Followill’s brother, Jared Followill (the band’s bassist), posted a tweet Sunday morning with the hashtag #GetWellNate.
So sad this a.m.. Bus accident last night. Nathan has broken ribs. This was the most fun tour in a while. We'll be back ASAP. #GetWellNate— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) August 10, 2014
Today, Nathan posted a pair of tweets, the first of which was to combat rumors that he had died (below) with a photo from a hospital bed.
Saw a tweet that said I had died. Not quite, but it feels close. Who knew that you use your ribs for EVERYTHING. pic.twitter.com/qVXwzySqNb— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) August 11, 2014
The second was to thank his fans for their support.
Thanks again for all of the well wishes. Best family, friends & fans in the whole wide world.— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) August 11, 2014
Kings of Leon is made up of four relatives: brothers Nathan, Caleb, and Jared Followill, and their cousin, Matthew Followill. The band is scheduled to perform on “The Tonight Show’’ with Jimmy Fallon on Aug. 12 before heading to its next “Mechanical Bull’’ tour stop in Wantagh, N.Y. on Aug. 13.