And we got a virtuoso to play it for us
Cellist Mike Block was about to perform a sold-out show in Portland, Oregon, when he realised that this had happened to his beloved cello.
Block opened the case to find a whole heap of damage had been done at some point during his flight on Southwest Airlines:
After receiving some repairs from a local luthier and borrowing a replacement instrument, Block then continued on to San Diego. Unfortunately, his cello suffered another injury on the way: