5 Seconds of Summer guitarist suffers facial burns after walking into pyrotechnics

Sick burn.


Rae Votta


Published Jun 14, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:24 pm CDT

5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford suffered burns to his face after accidentally walking into a pyrotechnic display on stage at the Wembley Arena in London on Saturday night.

Fans captured the dramatic moment, which shows Clifford fleeing the stage during a performance of their hit, “She Looks So Perfect.” 


Bandmate Ashton Irwin then told the crowd that the show had to be stopped because of the accident.

“Michael has hurt himself so we will not be continuing the show right now,” Irwin said. “Just want to say thank you so much for coming. He is OK. You guys have been the best crowd we could ask for tonight. Thank you so much.”

Clifford took to Twitter to assure fans that he’s OK, and to show them the extensive bandages that kept him from doing an encore.

H/T MTV | Screengrab via 5 Seconds of Summer Subs/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 14, 2015, 1:54 pm CDT