KISS bassist Gene Simmons recently posted a tweet to reveal whether he was injured in a stage accident during the band’s concert in Detroit Rock City, Tampa.
As you probably know, KISS started their End of the Road World Tour on January 31, 2019. However, the concerts planned for 2020 had to be rescheduled for 2021 and 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a long break, KISS finally returned to the stage in Mansfield on August 18, 2021.
However, KISS’ performances were postponed once again after Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons tested positive for COVID-19. After their tests came out negative, the band went back to the stage. In their latest concert in Tampa, Simmons almost had an accident during one of their iconic entrances.
Simmons’ platform, which he was using to get down to the stage, suddenly stopped and lost its balance. Thanks to the crew, Gene was able to start his performance without any injury. He shared a tweet to relieve their fans following the show, saying that he is fine and these kinds of incidents are very common.
Simmons’ tweet read:
“Yes, kiddies. The big bad man still risks safety to do what no one on stage has ever done. Every show… For your honor! (Atlanta concert – Keith Leroux photo).”
You can check out the tweet and video of Simmons landing safely below.
Yes, kiddies. The big bad man still risks safety to do what no one on stage has ever done. Every show…For your honor! (Atlanta concert -Keith Leroux photo). pic.twitter.com/GSKd4z5zIF
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) October 11, 2021