Mercury Prize-nominated British band the Invisible, survived electric shocking last week during a performance in Lagos, Nigeria.
According to Gigwise, improper grounding in the stage design resulted in Okumu getting jolted about 20 minutes into the band's set. The group was playing at the Agip Recital Hall as part of the celebrations leading up to the 2012 London Olympics River of Music Festival.
"Dave has survived a life threatening electrocution whilst performing in Lagos, and is presently recovering in hospital," the band wrote on its Facebook page earlier today. "The band have cancelled all forthcoming engagements, and would like to thank everyone for their support and kind wishes."
"Thanks4 all kind words," Okumu added on the band's Twitter page earlier today. "This has been one of the worst experiences but, as my mother taught me, it is possible to transcend all things with love X."
According to a string of tweets from the British Council Nigeria on May 18, Okumu was "doing well" but suffered a sprain "from the fall in the aftermath of the accident" and was rushed to hospital. Doctors there "ran a check on him and confirmed that he was fine." Okumu returned to Britain as scheduled.
The group was performing along with King Sunny Ade and is set to release their sophomore album Rispah on June 11.
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