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Axl Rose’s European Woes Continue, Falls Onstage (Again)

An upright Axl Rose / Photo by Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty

All those imaginary fans turned away from Guns N’ Roses shows for wearing Slash tees will appreciate this story: Axl Rose taken his second onstage tumble in less than a month this weekend at the band’s appearance at France’s Hellfest. And there’s video evidence.

Just 27 days after eating it while walking backwards offstage in Liverpool, Rose stumbled and lost his hat just as he was about to begin singing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” at the June 16 festival performance in Clisson, France, which falls during the band’s Chinese Democracy-supporting world tour. Last month, the singer was treated for a suspected hematoma in his leg, which apparently happened as a result of partying all weekend in Russia following the band’s two sold-out Moscow gigs.

The fall also comes just 11 days after Axl lost and then recovered some very expensive jewelry at the hands of a forgetful partygoer in Paris. France is apparently not kind to Hall of Fame shirkers. Blabbermouth hilariously (albeit probably unintentionally) points out that the current Guns N’ Roses lineup includes guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thai, who decidedly did not fall onstage.

Luckily, the stumble happens just over 30 seconds into this fan video, so you don’t even have to wait that long to see it: