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Stage dive knocks out musician
Phil Sumner after the incident
The band's tour manager called an ambulance after the incident
Indie band British Sea Power's keyboard and cornet player ended up in hospital after being knocked unconscious when he attempted a stage dive.

The crowd at Leeds Irish Centre failed to catch Phil Sumner, who jumped off a 12-foot PA system landing head first.

A spokeswoman for the band said: "The impact knocked him out straight away. He was unconscious for three minutes and there was a lot of blood."

Despite a broken molar and stitches he returned to the stage on Thursday.

'Very brave'

"It all looked a lot worse than it really was," said the spokeswoman.

British Sea Power
British Sea Power are currently touring across the UK

"He's being very brave and getting on with it," she added.

This is not the first time injury has struck the group.

Just before they embarked on their sold-out UK tour, drummer Matthew Wood slipped a disc in his back whilst sweeping with a dustpan and brush.

Tom White of Brakes and Electric Soft Parade has stepped in for Wood while he recovers.

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