"My apologies to you, our guitarist broke a finger": Red Hot Chili Peppers forced to cancel KROQ show following John Frusciante finger injury

John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers performs on stage at Palau Sant Jordi on May 30, 2006 in Barcelona, Spain.
(Image credit: Jordi Vidal/Redferns/Getty Images)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed that John Frusciante has broken a finger, which forced them to cancel a KROQ performance in California earlier this month.

RHCP were scheduled to perform at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas concert at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, with the injury causing the LA funk rockers to withdraw, but the extent of the injury, and which member was out of action, hadn’t been revealed until the event began.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.