Dave Grohl’s doctor surprised the Foo Fighters by joining them on stage at Fenway Park on Saturday night (July 18). Dr. Lew C. Schon, an orthopedic surgeon was the man who performed surgery on Grohl’s leg last month after he broke it, jumping off a stage in Sweden. “Holy s**t, that’s actually my doctor, what a badass”, Grohl said to the concertgoers, upon spotting Dr. Schon, who went on to sang lead vocals on a track, as the rest of the band supported him.
After breaking his leg, Grohl had to put all performances by the Foo Fighters on hold, but after the surgery, they came up with the idea of a massive throne for Grohl to sit on so they could continue to play. Grohl said of the throne in an interview with EW, “the idea of the throne is just f**ing ridiculous, especially for a band that has never relied on any kind of production at all”.
The Foo Fighters tour resumed on the 4th of July weekend and he said that they were some of the best gigs that he has ever played at so far. “We talk about this after every show in the dressing room”, he said. “What seemed like some sort of set back at the time has turned into this beautiful blessing in disguise, where this throne and these crutches and these audiences make us play longer and harder than we ever have. It’s this whole new energy in the show“. Watch a fan’s video of Dr Schon with the Foo Fighters performing “Seven Nation Army”.