Joe Lovano Injures Both Arms in Separate Incidents
While on tour in Europe, saxophonist Joe Lovano suffered injuries in two separate incidents and ended up with both arms broken.
A representative of Joe’s management at International Music Network confirmed the injuries today. Apparently, Joe suffered a fall after his performance in Lausanne on the 30th of October. As a result of the fall, he suffered three hairline fractures in his upper left arm. Ever the trouper, Joe decided to continue the tour with his arm in a sling.
Unfortunately, while walking in Barcelona on the morning of the 2nd, he tripped and fell. In an attempting to avoid further injury to his broken left arm, he took the fall on his right arm. And, yes, that arm was injured in similar fashion. At that point, the remainder of his European tour with his nonet was cancelled.
The good news is that his wife Judi Silvano was able to join him in Spain where the decision was made to have surgery. Management confirms that he’s been in the US now for about a week, while recovering and undergoing physical therapy. They said that he should be up and playing regularly again in 4-5 weeks.
The JT staff wishes Joe a speedy recovery. Fans and colleagues can send get well wishes to Joe c/o his management: [email protected]