Gene Simmons is the bassist, co-lead vocalist, and co-founder of the rock band KISS that was formed in 1973. He’s been rocking the crowd on stage with his iconic stage persona, The Demon.
Over the years, KISS made exemplary shows to show their difference in the community. These days, they’ve been in the middle of their ongoing farewell trek, End Of The Road, which will be finished at the beginning of 2023, according to Paul Stanley.
However, during their recent show in Tampa, Gene Simmons narrowly avoids fall during the opening song of the concert. At the beginning of the show, KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Tommy Thayer were standing on a lowered platform. Meanwhile, Gene Simmons‘ platform suddenly tilted to one side. Fortunately, there were no accidents.
In a recent interview with Parade, Simmons was asked if any KISS members have ever gotten injured during a KISS show. Simmons recalled Ace Frehley‘s unfortunate moment.
“Not seriously,” he said. “Ace [Frehley, original guitarist] was semi-electrocuted in Lakeland, Florida, before the days of grounding. Back then, all the guitars were connected with long wires to the amplifiers, and if not grounded properly, if you touched a metal railing on the side, which he did, you got knocked on your ass.”
Gene Simmons Lives Unfortunate Times
Gene Simmons is no stranger to KISS concert mishaps over the years.
Back in 2016, the 72-year-old bassist fell on stage during his band KISS‘s Montana show.
At the time, the incident had happened during the band’s closing song, Rock And Roll All Nite. The closing track was featuring cannons shooting a blizzard of confetti into the air.
Recalling how he dealt with his test result, Gene admitted that he was shocked.
“I was shocked,” the bassist said. “I have to tell you I was shocked, because everything was fine — the energy level was great, the appetite was great – great, great, great. And I never get sick… I don’t get headaches.
“You’ve gotta take care of your health, for all of you. Even the Flat Earth Society that believes the earth is flat. There is such a thing, there’s a pandemic. Out of respect to your neighbor, out of courtesy, you don’t want anybody getting sick. Get tested. Get your vaccines. It’s okay.”