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Thursday, May 10, 2012

OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt Injures His Head On Tour Bus; Image Of His Gnarly Gash Available!

Earlier this week, rumors surfaced online about OPETH's frontman Mikael Akerfeldt allegedly breaking his arm in a car accident. It has been confirmed by OPETH's camp that Arkefeldt was not in a car accident. So why did Opeth cancel their performance on Monday night in St. Paul, Minnesota? Here is the band's official statement:

"Right before stage time Mike bumped his head on the tour bus which resulted in a pretty deep cut that required urgent medical attention. Mike was taken to hospital which he left a little later with eight stitches and a nasty headache. He’s doing OK now and we expect him to be up and running (though slightly slower) for the rest of the "Heritage" tour.

"Mike & the band were very disappointed not being able to play yesterday (Monday, May 7) but thank everyone for their understanding and for the tons of get-well-wishes Mike has received since.

"The band also thanks their friends in Mastodon for playing an extended set that hopefully kept all who attended happy."

The "Heritage" Tour With Opeth, Mastodon & Ghost (remaining tour dates):

May 10 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
May 11 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC *
May 12 – Masquerade Music Park – Atlanta, GA

*Denotes Opeth close the show

Related links:
Official site of Opeth
Official site of Mastodon
Official site of Ghost

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