Switchfoot Singer Jon Foreman’s Face Slashed In Surfing Accident
By Jay Tilles
GRAMMY-award winning band Switchfoot will postpone their hometown record release show originally scheduled for tonight (Jan. 15) at a San Diego nightclub due to an injury within the band. Singer Jon Foreman was treated for a wound sustained to his face during a morning surf session Monday, and though he will fully recover, he will be unable to sing for a few days.
“I had a little conversation with my board and it turned into an argument. The board won the argument,” joked Foreman in a phone call with Radio.com this afternoon.
Riding a popular Cardiff, CA surf spot known as “stuckout” the avid surfer went to make a routine top turn, “Something I’ve done hundreds of times and just slipped and went the wrong way, recounted Forman.”
“I wish I could tell you I was saving a kitten from the jaws of a shark but nope,” Foreman said with a chuckle.
Foreman received nearly 30 stitches, many of which are inside his upper lip. Thankful, he says it could have been a lot worse. A mere inch up or down, the razor sharp fin could have got both of his eyes or throat. “I still have a nose left and all my teeth.”
With supportive Tweets pouring in, Foreman just wishes people could send ice cream digitally. “We need to figure out how to get ice cream through Twitter into my phone where I can actually consume it. I just need a straw and I’m ready to go.”
I get the stitches out in a week or so. We’ve got a couple of shows still booked and we’re just kind of playing it by ear. The band canceled a few stops but feels confident the show will go on. “Maybe by the end of the week I’ll be up and at ‘em.
Despite the accident, Switchfoot has a lot to celebrate with their latest album Fading West holding the #1 spot on iTunes this week.