Australian band member burnt at Wembley
Australian band, 5 Seconds of Summer, was cut short during a show at London’s Wembley Arena after guitarist Michael Clifford’s hair caught fire from contact with on stage pyrotechnics.
Social media shows smoke coming from Clifford’s head after he moved too close to a pyrotechnic display on stage during the stadium show last Saturday. He is seen scrambling away after the flames are seen contacting his head and then patting his head with a towel.
Clifford’s bandmate, Ashton Irwin, told the crowd soon after that the show was over “Michael has hurt himself so we will not be continuing the show right now,”
Irwin was also reported to say to the audience. “He is OK. You guys have been the best crowd we could ask for tonight. Thank you so much.”
Clifford later tweeted to fans with a photo of his bandaged face, thanking them for their concern, and apologising for the concert’s premature finish.