Justin Hawkins of The Darkness can’t run after “David Lee Roth” jump.

The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins was unable to run due to a leg injury sustained after attempting a “David Lee Roth-esque” split jump on stage.

Hawkins said he hurt his hamstring after trying to recreate the Van Halen frontman’s stunt jump.

“My brother [Dan Hawkins] and I try to run, even when we’re on tour,” he told Classic Rock.

“But I haven’t been able to do anything for a while because I did a David Lee Roth split jump and sprained my left leg.

“It was a big jump, feet over my head, but when I landed I was like, ‘Uh-oh.'”

Hawkins also revealed that he jumped onto the balcony during the Australian tour and sustained another injury.

“It wasn’t the kind of lip I’m used to, so I ended up falling a little to the side and broke a rib.”

“So now I’m limping and having difficulty breathing,” he continued. “But other than that, I’m in great shape.”

Hawkins was joined by Eurovision star Sam Ryder at a special New Year’s Eve concert.

The couple shared the stage during the two-part Sam Ryder Rocks New Year’s Eve show, which aired on BBC 1 on 31 December.

The Eurovision star described Hawkins as “one of my real guitar gods” before they performed The Darkness’ 2003 hit “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” together.

Ryder added to his new collaborator, “Dude, I’ve been playing your music in my bedroom in front of the mirror, learning your riffs. Thank you so much for being here tonight. It’s amazing.”

Hawkins was one of several artists who remembered Taylor Hawkins at the tribute concert in Los Angeles, joining members of the late Foo Fighters drummer’s side project The Coattail Riders for a four-song set.

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