Eagles of Death Metal cancel European tour

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Eagles of Death Metal cancel European tour

Eagles of Death Metal have cancelled the rest of their European tour after Jesse Hughes injured his finger.

The 'I Want You So Hard' hitmakers were expected to perform eight further gigs, including a show on Saturday (27.02.16) in Italy, however the band released a statement on their Facebook page today (26.02.16) confirming the gigs will no longer take place after Jesse tore a tendon in his finger.

The statement reads: "Eagles of Death Metal has regrettably been forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour due to founder Jesse Hughes tearing a tendon in his finger.

"Hughes has tried to play through the injury during the current tour, but doctors have advised that the only way to properly heal it is to stop playing now, or risk further injury and having to cancel several weeks worth of shows. EODM will be cancelling the last eight shows of their current European run. (sic)"

The 43-year-old rocker himself is "devastated" he can't continue with the European shows - which were rescheduled following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, last November, during which their concert at Le Bataclan theatre was stormed by gunmen.

However, they group have promised to return "stronger" in the summer when they expect to resume the tour.

He said: "I'm devastated that we cannot continue what has been a life-changing return to Europe, but I need to get repaired so we can continue to play rock music around this beautiful world, including coming back to Europe even stronger in the summer."