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Supergrass star in freak accident

31 August 07 13:48 GMT

Supergrass have been forced to put all plans on hold because band member Mick Quinn has broken his back.

The bass player and vocalist sleepwalked out of a first floor window of the villa where he was staying in the South of France.

Quinn was rushed to a specialist spinal unit in Toulouse where surgeons operated to repair two broken vertebrae as well as a smashed heel.

He is expected to make a full recovery, although it could take several months.

Postponed show

As a result, their one-off homecoming show at the Oxford Carling Academy on 23rd September has been postponed.

Supergrass were having a summer break, having completed their sixth album. The record is expected to be released in the New Year.

Frontman Gaz Coombes said: "We hope the crazy fool gets back on his feet as soon as possible. I'm sure he'll make a full recovery; he's a tough cookie."

The Oxford show will be rescheduled, although no date has been set. Ticket holders can apply to the vendor for a refund and will be given first refusal on tickets for the re-scheduled show.

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