Travis drummer Neil Primrose has been injured in a
swimming pool accident in France, the NME is reporting. In a
press release just issued, it was revealed that he hit his head while
cooling off in a pool near Belfort, France, where the band had played a
festival gig on Sunday, July 7. He was pulled from the pool after
losing consciousness and rushed to a local hospital, where he is
currently undergoing treatment. He is believed to have a fractured
vertebrae, but further tests are currently ongoing. Travis have
had to cancel their next few weeks of shows in Italy (Lucca and Rome),
another festival appearance in France and a show in Dublin, Ireland.
No word on the band's scheduled set at the V2002 festival in London,
but our thoughts go out to Neil and his friends and we hope
for a speedy recovery.