Guitarist Johnny Marr breaks hand

Rocker JOHNNY MARR's upcoming tour dates have been thrown into jeopardy following news the former THE SMITHS star has broken his right hand while running in London.

The guitarist reveals the accident occurred last week (ends07Mar14), and now he's hoping to make a speedy recovery so he can play through the pain and honor the concert commitments he has lined up for later this month (Mar14).

A statement issued to NME.com reads: "I was running pretty fast and just went straight over. I banged my shoulder and then realized my hand was in a bad way. Obviously we're hoping there's no long term damage.

"The plan is to do the Leeds Brudenell shows (in England) on March 24 and 25 and then the dates I have in South America, as long as I can play the guitar, when the plaster comes off.

"Usually that would be after six weeks but I'm hoping it will be OK. It's a bit up in the air at this point."

Marr admits he has a B-plan to play through the pain on tour: "I may have to start drinking heavily."

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