Image via Raveonettesblog
Sune Rose Wagner, one half of the Danish garage-rock-fuzz band known as The Raveonettes, won’t be participating in the duo’s upcoming European jaunt. According to the band’s blog, the singer/songwriter was admitted to Brooklyn’s Beth Israel Medical Center on August 3rd after suffering severe back pain. A cocktail of painkillers and an MRI later, doctors discovered that Wagner had a herniated disk that would require six weeks of “intense physical therapy” to recover from.
Though torn in twain, The Raveonettes’ other half, Sharin Foo, has promised to soldier on with the Raveonettes’ backup band, consisting of Adrian Aurelius and Silas Tinglef, for the European dates. Sharin’s latest blog post admits to being “terrified” and “overwhelmed” at playing without Wagner, but promises to give it all she’s got with a “deconstructed Raveonettes.” Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery and seeing the duo return to creating what they do best: pure rock bliss.