The Distillers cancel tour dates following drummer’s gruesome hand injury

iStock/skodonnellThe Distillers have canceled a batch of U.S. tour dates this month after drummer Andy Granelli suffered a gruesome injury to his hand.

As explained by frontwoman Brody Dalle in an Instagram post, Granelli was riding his bike and crashed when he tried to avoid a car door that was suddenly kicked open. In addition to suffering a concussion, his right hand was badly injured, and required 40 stitches.

"This kind of trauma takes time to heal and unfortunately we've had to cancel/postpone our upcoming August American tour," Dalle writes.

Fair warning: Dalle's post includes a number of graphic photos of Granelli's injuries, so scroll through with caution.

The Distillers' U.S. tour was scheduled to kick off August 14 in Philadelphia. They're expected to return to the stage for their sets at the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals, held August 23-25.

Earlier this year, The Distillers canceled a number of shows due to Dalle battling a herniated disc.

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