Rise Against concerts can get quite wild as fans rock out with the seasoned alternative band. Singer Tim McIlrath recently had one heck of an event on stage, and it happened in front of everyone to see. That being said, the show must go on and Tim proved it.

The rock n roll frontman recently fell into a stage gap, but kept on performing even after that because he is a professional. Some stages can be dangerous and McIlrath clearly experienced that firsthand.

The vocalist shared a couple of images from the aftermath of the fall as he took to Instagram, noting in the caption that it took place on June 14th in Budapest, Hungary.

Tim suffered a couple of cuts and what appears to be an abrasion on his chest and arms. He also shared an actual clip of him falling into the gap during the song “Give It All,” and his bandmates’ reactions as well. He also gave a statement to Loudwire.

“There was a gap between the stage and some bright lights, and I totally spaced and took one big confident step into the void and then found myself trapped in a crevasse of stage and speakers. My chest absorbed the impact and I didn’t really feel it until later. At the time, my instinct was to just keep rolling, and so I squeezed through the speakers and just went into the crowd to sing with them,” the frontman said.

“Zach [Blair] and Brandon [Barnes] didn’t even see me fall and figured I’d gone down there on purpose. Nothing is broken, just bruised up pretty good so we’ve all had a good time laughing at the video!”


Rise Against’s next scheduled performance will be taking place on June 19 at the Hurricane Festival in Germany. We hope such an incident never happens for their sake.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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