Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain Hit by Gong Following Bruce Dickinson’s Interaction With The Instrument (Video)

Last month, during a concert in Dublin, Ireland, Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain narrowly avoided a serious injury when a sizeable 40-inch symphonic gong toppled onto him. The incident occurred on June 24 at the 3Arena, amidst the band’s electrifying rendition of “Alexander The Great.”

As the performance was underway, the lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, made his way up to the elevated path behind McBrain‘s drum set. With a mallet in hand – a drumstick with an enlarged, felted tip – he hit the gong which, apparently not firmly fastened, fell off its stand and descended onto McBrain‘s back.

Bruce halted in his tracks, visibly surprised by the unforeseen turn of events, before flashing a smile at the crowd and advancing to the right side of the walkway. Shortly after, a stagehand was spotted making efforts to re-fix the gong to its stand.

Check out the video below.