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Supergrass Bassist Quinn Breaks Back In Fall

British alternative rock act Supergrass has canceled a homecoming gig in Oxford, England, after bass player Mick Quinn broke his back. Quinn fell from a first floor window while sleepwalking at a villa in the south of France, a representative for the band said today.

Surgeons at a specialist spinal unit in Toulouse have repaired two broken vertebrae, and are caring for Quinn’s damaged heel. “We hope the crazy fool gets back on his feet as soon as possible,” frontman Gaz Coombes said in a statement. “I’m sure he’ll make a full recovery; he’s a tough cookie”.

Quinn is expected to make fully heal from his injuries, although it could take several months. As a result of the accident, the group’s Sept. 23 gig at the Oxford Carling Academy has been pulled.

Supergrass recently cut its sixth studio album, due for release through Parlophone in 2008.