Wolfgang Van Halen sprains his ankle, plays Mammoth WVH Huntsville show wearing a protective boot

Wolfgang Van Halen
(Image credit: Wolfgang Van Halen / Instagram)

Wolfgang Van Halen has sprained his ankle whilst exiting his Mammoth WVH tour bus, and will perform with a protective boot for the next four to six weeks.

The incident happened before the band's October 20 show at the Mars Music Hall in Huntsville, Alabama, and led Wolfgang to pull a “Dave Grohl” and perform the set sitting down.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.