Jimmy Kimmel Presents Slow-Motion Video of David Lee Roth’s Brutal Onstage Nose Injury
Monday night (March 30), David Lee Roth injured his nose during Van Halen's performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On the first take of Van Halen's first song of the set, “Panama,” Roth clipped his nose with a metal pole he was twirling in front of his face. Jimmy Kimmel treated his fans to slow-motion video of the incident on his show the very next night.
In the clip above, Kimmel explains how the injury happened and says Roth was so eager to continue performing that he wanted the medic backstage to simply put duct tape on the wound. Kimmel ends the video by saying that after Van Halen's eight-song set, Roth went to the hospital and needed 14 stitches to close the wound. Ouch.
The singer’s injury wasn’t the only thing featured on Tuesday’s show. Van Halen’s performances of “Eruption,” “You Really Got Me” and “Hot for Teacher” were aired as well. We’ve embedded those videos for you to watch below.
Roth will have a little time to heal before the group head out on a massive North American tour. Things kick off July 5 in Seattle and will continue across the U.S. and Canada until Oct. 2, when Van Halen head back to Los Angeles. Yesterday, Van Halen released their first-ever live album with David Lee Roth. The effort is called Tokyo Dome Live in Concert and you can buy it now on Amazon or iTunes.
Van Halen Performs 'Eruption' and 'You Really Got Me'
Van Halen Performs 'Hot for Teacher'
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