Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Neil Young forced to cancel Way out West gig

Fans who travelled long distances to see rock legend Neil Young and Crazy Horse perform at Gothenburg's Way out West festival on Thursday were left bitterly disappointed after an accident forced the late cancellation of the perfomance.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse had to cancel just half an hour before appearing on stage because one of the band members, believed to be guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, broke his hand.

"Due to an accident involving Crazy Horse, the remaining dates on the Neil Young and Crazy Horse tour of Europe and the British Isles have been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our fans or the Festivals where we were scheduled to appear. As you must be, we too are disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events," the band wrote on the festival website.

The cancelled show and tour is especially hard for fans to swallow because it is not certain how long the group can continue performing live shows.

Tabloid Aftonbladet writes that the accident happened when the band member's hand was caught in a car or bus door back stage.

When Frank Sampedro spoke to Rolling Stone earlier this year, he was somewhat prophetic;

"My gut tells me this is really the last tour. I hate saying their ages, but I'm 64 and I'm the baby of the band. I love playing and we're playing as good as we ever did, but at any time, something could go down with any one of us."

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