Born of Orthopaedist: BoO Forced to Drop Off Tour Due to Guitarist’s Surgery for Broken Foot
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. So it is for Born of Osiris, who had a sweet tour booked with Gwar and Battlecross to dovetail with the release of their new album Soul Sphere, but who’ve now had to drop off the tour only a couple of weeks in due to guitarist Lee McKinney’s broken foot.
BoO announced last Wednesday that McKinney had broken his foot and had surgery planned for the following day. They never did share the cause of the injury — other than “fell and broke my foot” — making us wonder if it was a drunk accident or something equally embarrassing… but that’s pure speculation. What we do know is that the band just announced just announced they’d be quitting the tour to let McKinney’s foot heal:
“Thanks for all the love and support you guys have been sending regarding a speedy recovery. My foot was not only dislocated, it was broken/fractured in multiple spots. Surgery was a success. As soon as I get a hard boot on this foot, even though the doctors aren’t recommending it – I plan on being out there jamming in a wheelchair on stage Dave Ghrol style! Trust me there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.” – Lee McKinney / BOO
“We will be off tour until further notice and will be not be attending Knotfest tomorrow. We will be back as soon as Lee is tour ready, playing more tracks off our new record.
Well, that sure stinks — whatever this mysterious injury was, it must’ve been something pretty gnarly.
Stream Soul Sphere here and read the official MetalSucks review of the album. And don’t forget to listen to the most recent episode of the MetalSucks Podcast with special guest Lee McKinney himself, embedded below: