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Johnny Marr breaks hand; future shows "up in the air"

Johnny Marr breaks hand; future shows "up in the air"

Johnny Marr has said that his future live shows are in jeopardy after he broke his band earlier this month.

The guitarist and singer fell while he was out running in London last week, and now has his hand in plaster (see picture above).

In a statement, Marr said: "I was running pretty fast and just went straight over. I banged my shoulder and then realised my hand was in a bad way. Obviously we’re hoping there’s no long term damage."

Marr, who is currently touring his 2013 debut solo album The Messenger, said he is still hoping to play his planned future live shows, but these all depend on how well his hand heals.

He stated: "The plan is to do the Leeds Brudenell shows on March 24 and 25 and then the dates I have in South America as long as I can play the guitar when the plaster comes off. Usually that would be after six weeks but I’m hoping it will be OK, it's a bit up in the air at this point. I may have to start drinking heavily."

Johnny Marr recently told NME that he will release a new solo album this September. "I've got a new record coming out in the end of September, the follow-up to last year's," he said. "I wanted to do the second one really quick. For me, it was just about being on tour and wanting to capture the spirit of the band and the audience before it wears off. I'd been touring for 11 months so I wanted to keep that same energy. I didn't want to overthink it."

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