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.
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.