The Black Keys have axed their entire European tour after drummer Patrick Carney dislocated his shoulder while on vacation.

The rocker had to be hospitalised in St. Barths earlier this month (Jan15) after he was slammed to the ocean floor by a massive wave while swimming at the beach.

At the time, Carney managed to laugh about the incident by sharing a snap of himself on and writing, "Tune into my new lifetime (network) movie. 'Dislocated shoulder' airing right now."

However, the musician is still struggling with the injury, prompting the Gold on the Ceiling hitmakers to pull the European leg of their tour, which was due to kick off next month (Feb15).

A statement released by the band reads: "We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through March 10th. Patrick needs time to heal.

"We thank all of our fans for their support and we're looking forward to getting back on the road."

Carney's injury has also resulted in The Black Keys cancelling their appearance at a Bob Dylan tribute show on 6 Feburary (15), when the folk rocker will be honoured as the MusiCares Person of the Year in Los Angeles.

The band is next scheduled to hit the road in Australia in April (15).

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