Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Breaks Arm.
Drummer with The Black Keys, Patrick Carney has dislocated his shoulder on the island of Saint-Barthélemy after a big wave dumped him onto the ocean floor. Carney was then rushed to A&E and was administered anesthesia so doctors could replace his shoulder in to place. The drummer has since been let out of hospital but Carney is still in significant pain from the incident.
Carney’s own Instagram – which he had been using to superimpose Google Glass eyewear on the faces of celebrities – seems to corroborate the shoulder injury. “Tune into my new lifetime movie. ‘Dislocated shoulder’ airing right now,” Carney joked on Instagram. The drummer posted another photo of his arm resting on a hospital bed with the bone slightly protruding in the shoulder.
The Black Keys are next scheduled to perform February 6th at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Bob Dylan; it’s unclear whether Carney’s injury will prevent the Black Keys from playing the event. Neil Young, Beck, Eddie Vedder, Jack White, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash and many more are lined up to honor Dylan at the MusiCares event, which traditionally takes place in Los Angeles in the days leading up to the Grammy Awards.
Ten days later, Carney and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach will embark on the Black Keys’ month-long European tour.