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Slade guitarist Dave Hill has suffered a broken elbow after being knocked down by a cyclist on Brighton seafront.

The 70-year-old had left The Grand for a morning stroll along the promenade when the accident took place on Friday (December 23).

The rocker was in the city with his band who had performed the night before at the Concorde 2.

It was their last date of their Christmas 2016 tour.

A statement on the band's official website said: "Unfortunately, shows due to take place in January and February 2017 have had to be cancelled.

"Dave Hill, Lead Guitarist has fractured his elbow after he collided with a cyclist whilst out walking in Brighton on 23rd December.

"Further details will be posted in January."

Agent Abbie Carter added: "Hopefully it isn't too serious. It looks like a clean break and Dave will be back performing in a couple of months.

"He's chomping at the bit to get back performing again."