Dave Grohl's Air Drumming Rehab and What Made Him Cry

July 29, 2015

In what has been made clear as a great blessing in disguise, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's broken leg has become almost an additional act to the tour. Let it be the inception of Dave's Foo Fighters Throne, playing a guitar solo off his cast, or having his orthopedic doctor Dr. Lew Schon sing "Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes at Fenway Park, Dave reveals one of the methods he uses to rehabilitate his broken leg... air drumming.

Grohl has said that he has daily sessions of "air drumming" to build back the strength in his muscles. He says that it's a "slow process" but he's "doing fine."

"It's funny, ever since I started playing the drums my right calf muscle has been twice the size of my left from stomping the hell out of my kick drum pedal." He adds "Now it looks like a sad little chicken wing so I've been doing a little bit of my own rehab therapy lately, which is air drumming along to Led Zeppelin three times a day."

In addition to his literal rockstar-therapy, Grohl also revealed that the received many forms of healing from Florence + The Machine. After he broke his leg in Sweden and the Foo Fighters had to cancel their appearance at Glastonbury, Florence + The Machine stepped to the top of the bill as the headliners. Grohl emailed Florence Welch to congratulate her on the news and she replied with some remedies she used after breaking her foot during a performance.

Grohl said of Welch "When we canceled and they were search for a replacement I prayed they'd just move them to the top of the bill because they f***ing deserve to be there. I was so excited when they announced they would, I emailed Florence to congratulate her."

Florence wasted no time to express her gratitude. At her Glastonbury performance, Florence + The Machine covered "Times Like These" by the Foo Fighters. When Grohl saw the cover, "The day after the gig, someone sent me a link to the performance and I cried like a f***ing baby. It melted my f***ing heart. I am forever indebted to them. It meant so much, you have no idea."

(sources: Billboard, Q The Music)