Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello was accidentally tackled by venue security during the band’s concert on Saturday in Toronto, with the show stopping briefly as the guitarist emerged from the pit.
As seen in the video of the incident, halfway through “Killing in the Name”, a fan in a red shirt snuck around the side of the stage in an attempt to make the ridiculously long jump off the stage. , above the pit and in the crowd.
However, as the scene breaker was about to jump, a security guard intercepted him with a lunge that not only foiled the fan’s jump, but also inadvertently sent Morello partially falling into the pit when the guard made contact with the guitarist.
Zack de la Rocha – who remains confined to a chair after injuring his leg earlier in the reunion tour – and the company went on to play their second best song before the singer put the show on hiatus for his make sure Morello was okay. The guitarist then emerged victorious and unscathed from the pit, and the band restarted “Killing in the Name” to wrap up the Toronto gig.
Morello’s accident wasn’t the only surprise on Rage’s Saturday night show: Tour opener Run the Jewels appeared on stage with the band to perform their “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)”, a Run the Jewels 2 track that featured de la Rocha: