ZZ Top Postpones Tour After Dusty Hill Trips on a Step: 'This Injury Is Usually Associated with Contact Sports,' Bassist Jokes

ZZ Top Postpones Tour After Dusty Hill Trips on a Step: 'This Injury Is Usually Associated with Contact Sports,' Bassist Jokes
Bassist Dusty Hill and guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top
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04/20/2016 AT 03:55 PM EDT

ZZ Top is postponing their tour due to injury.

Bassist Dusty Hill tripped before the band's show at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, Texas on Thursday and fractured his shoulder, requiring the band to postpone their tour dates through May 7.

"Dusty was suited up and ready to go when he tripped on a step while on his way to the stage for the start of Thursday's show," the band's manager Carl Stubner said in a statement. "It was very dark back there and the step – really a half-step – wasn't lit so there's no way he could've seen it."





Hill, 66, is doing his best to get well soon and is keeping his sense of humor about it all.

"My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports," he said in a statement. "I'm not sure bass-playing qualifies as such but they're doing their best to get me back in the game as soon as possible. "

Hill continued: "Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes we've received. We're determined to enjoy a speedy recovery and to see you soon!"
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