My Morning Jacket's Jim James injured at Iowa City show

October 8, 2008  |  12:08pm
Some somber news came last night from Iowa City, where My Morning Jacket's Jim James sustained some serious injuries after misjudging the stagefront, slipping and hitting his head. James collapsed into the crowd and was taken to University Hospital.

"It was pitch black. He couldn't even see the edge of the stage," one front-row fan told Corridor Buzz. The fall occurred 33 minutes into the band's set, at the end of the song "Off the Record," after James had already engaged in some characteristic stage antics during first seven songs of the set, mostly taken from Evil Urges.

James was released from the hospital this morning, but MMJ's scheduled concert for Barack Obama in Chicago tonight has been cancelled. Drummer Patrick Hallahan did affirm that the band will make up the Iowa City date, though.

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