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Wolfgang Van Halen powered through a sprained ankle by playing his show last night (October 20) seated.

He shared before the show, “Ate s— walking off the bus this morning and sprained the F— outta my ankle. Now I gotta rock this boot for 4-6 weeks. Looks like this boot’s gonna get some show experience. We’ll seeya tonight, Huntsville.”

Wolfgang followed that up with, “Ok soundcheck was …interesting. Looks like I’m gonna be Dave Grohl-ing it tonight, folks. Be patient with me haha.”

Fortunately, the show went off without a hitch even though Wolfgang had to remain seated for it. He wrote, “Welp… Never done that before, but we pulled it off! Thanks to Huntsville for making it such a special show!!” Along with the tweet, he shared a gnarly photo of his very swollen ankle writing, “Also, check out how f—ed my ankle is in that 3rd pic.”

Fortunately, Wolfgang is just dealing with a sprain, but here’s hoping he heals up quickly!

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.