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Marillion keyboardist Mark Kelly hit by a truck while jogging

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Marillion keyboardist Mark Kelly missed the band’s gig in Essen, Germany last night (25th November) after he was hit by a truck while out on a jog.

Kelly posted a video to Marillion’s Facebook page yesterday where he told fans he suffered four broken ribs and slight damage to his wrist in the incident. Two sizeable cuts were also visible on his forehead.

Kept in hospital overnight for observation, Kelly missed Marillion’s Colosseum Theater gig last night but will be back onstage at the same venue tonight.

He said in his video: “Hi everyone, you’ve probably heard by now that I had a little bit of an accident when I was out jogging. I had a collision with a truck and broke four ribs and there’s slight damage to my wrist and I had to spend a bit of time in hospital.”

Marillion wrote: “So we have an eventful day today. Whilst out on his morning run, Mark Kelly was hit by a truck. He was taken to hospital where they discovered he had four broken ribs. As you will see in the video below, the hospital wanted to keep him in overnight for observation.

“We collectively took the decision that 'the show must go on' and put together a half acoustic/half electric show with our friend Riccardo on keys for the last few songs. Cancelling was never an option for us and we hope that those of you who were there enjoyed the show.

“Rest assured that Mark will be back on stage for the next show and for the rest of the tour. Thanks to everyone for their understanding and Mark thanks everyone for their best wishes.”

Mark

So we have an eventful day today. Whilst out on his morning run, Mark Kelly was hit by a truck. He was taken to hospital where they discovered he had four broken ribs. As you will see in the video below, the hospital wanted to keep him in overnight for observation. We collectively took the decision that 'the show must go on' and put together a half acoustic/half electric show with our friend Riccardo on keys for the last few songs. Cancelling was never an option for us and we hope that those of you who were there enjoyed the show. Rest assured that Mark will be back on stage for the next show and for the rest of the tour. Thanks to everyone for their understanding and Mark thanks everyone for their best wishes.

Posted by Marillion on Sunday, 25 November 2018


Don’t forget, Marillion will head out on a very special 13-date orchestral UK tour in November 2019.

The ‘Marillion with Friends from the Orchestra’ tour will see the band perform select songs alongside the In Praise of Folly String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on Flute.

Head to Planet Rock Tickets to check ticket availability. Marillion play:

NOVEMBER 2019
Liverpool Philharmonic – Fri 1st
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall – Sun 3rd
Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Mon 4th
Birmingham Symphony Hall – Wed 6th
Portsmouth Guildhall – Thu 7th
Bath The Forum – Sat 9th
Oxford New Theatre – Sun 10th
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Tue 12th
Gateshead The Sage – Wed 13th
Southend Cliffs Pavilion – Fri 15th
Cardiff St David’s Hall – Sat 16th
London Royal Albert Hall – Mon 18th
London Royal Albert Hall – Tue 19th

>> Click here to buy tickets <<

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