Roisin Murphy Injured On Stage In Moscow

Róisín Murphy’s people issued the following statement on Monday (October 29):

Róisín Murphy suffered a nasty injury on stage on Saturday night (27th October) at Moscow’s Ikra Club. Whilst performing the track ‘Primitive’ from her hugely acclaimed new album ‘Overpowered’ she hit her head on a chair and severely damaged her eye socket.

She left the stage immediately and was raced straight to a Russian hospital for emergency treatment and was then flown back to the UK early on Sunday morning. Last night she had an operation under general anaesthetic to repair the damage to her eye socket and eyebrow. Fortunately, despite serious concussion and losing a lot of blood, her vision is unimpaired.

Róisín is now recovering well but her European tour dates have been cancelled for at least the next seven days as have all promotional commitments.

It is hoped that Róisín will return to the stage within a week’s time but she is under doctor’s orders to rest until fully recovered so the recovery time may need to be extended. However her UK and Irish tour dates starting on 26th November should be unaffected.

The cancelled tour dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. Please check the tour schedule on the main page for further details of rescheduled shows.

Thanks. x

Low quality footage of the accident happen after Roisin was thrashing her head around near a chair that was on stage was pulled from YouTube by EMI Music.

Behind The Scenes Of Roisin Murphy’s ‘Overpowered’ Video

Roisin Murphy talks about her song 'Overpowered' and its music videoRoisin Murphy has posted behind the scenes footage showing what went on during the video shoot for her new single ‘Overpowered’, in addition to Roisin commenting on the video and the song.

“I quite like the idea of getting away from the normal way of making pop videos and being a bit more ambitious. It’s very ambitious, this video,” Murphy said. “This track’s lyrics were inspired by an article I read about Oxytocin, which is the chemical of love and I just really like that idea, so I changed it to Oxytox.”

She added, “The video has been really interesting. Walking around in public places dressed as I am in it. It’s just about being overpowered with love.”

Watch it below.