Prince Harry slaps, gives gifts to Foo Fighters

Prince Harry and Foo Fighters' front man Dave Grohl have an unusual shared history.
Chris Jackson

Prince Harry and Foo Fighters' front man Dave Grohl have an unusual shared history.

Foo Fighter's frontman Dave Grohl has revealed Prince Harry once came to visit him in hospital and he even brought a present with him.

Grohl broke his leg in 2015 when he jumped off a stage Gothenburg, but had surgery on the broken bone in London.

He said Prince Harry was one of the first people to visit him, and the royal didn't arrive empty-handed.

After the surgery on his broken leg, Dave Grohl continued to perform.
Chung Sung-Jun

After the surgery on his broken leg, Dave Grohl continued to perform.

"He bought me a little pillow to put my iPad on while I was in recovery," Grohl told BBC News.

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He added: "It's funny, our nanny was there and she came into the room with the kids and I said 'This is Harry' and it took her five or six minutes before she realised it was the prince of England. He's a great guy."

The band's interactions with the prince haven't always been so gentle.

Drummer Taylor Hawkins recalled the moment Harry slapped him ahead of the 2014 Invictus Games to help him get over his jetlag.

"You start talking and you start just kind of a real talk and I'm just like, 'Wow, I'm so jetlagged right now.' And we were getting ready to walk on stage and I was tired and just so jetlagged and he just went [slap], and I was like... I was a little like, 'What was that?' It was great, it was funny - I wore the slap with pride."

The Foo Fighter's are promoting their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold.

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They will play one New Zealand show in February 2018 at Mount Smart Stadium.

 - Stuff

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