The dangers and perils of pyrotechnics are well known but there is a new reminder of the need to respect these volatile effects. 5 Seconds Of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford suffered burns to the head on Saturday night (June 13) when he accidentally walked into a pyrotechnic display onstage. 5SOS was playing their smash hit She Looks So Perfect during their second night playing Wembley Arena in London when Clifford’s hair caught on fire.
Following the incident, Clifford’s bandmate Ashton Irwin took the mic and told the crowd they wouldn’t be continuing the show. “Michael has hurt himself so we will not be continuing the show right now,” Irwin said. “Just want to say thank you so much for coming. He is OK. You guys have been the best crowd we could ask for tonight. Thank you so much.”
A close call indeed however, it appears that Clifford is alright and we are certainly grateful for that. Get better quickly Michael.