It turns out that Monday’s attack on Run the Jewels at SXSW may have done more damage than initially thought. According to reports from NME, Run the Jewels told the crowd during their Friday set at Stubbs that he suffered a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. Mike reportedly flew back down to his home in Atlanta after the incident. There a doctor told him that he’d been injured, but the rapper says he told the doctor that he’d continue playing shows.
“I was like, ‘Doctor, I’m not leaving the road'” Mike said. “The tour goes on!”
Before the duo launched into “Banana Clipper,” El-P addressed the attack. “”Last time we did this song, it was interrupted,” he began. “Let’s not let that happen again.”
Even the injured Killer Mike couldn’t resist the opportunity to get a barb in at the fate of their attacker: “If you interrupt this song, we’ll beat the fuck out of you.” For more on Run the Jewels, read our extended Q&A with the duo about their most recent record Run the Jewels 2.