Home > News > Comments

Machine Head cancels shows; frontman needs surgery

Tue, November 13, 2012 6:45 PM PT7,221 views

Official press release: Machine Head must exit their current North American tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and Black Dahlia Murder due to matters completely beyond their control. Frontman Robb Flynn must have emergency surgery. Flynn had planned to go under the knife in January after completing the tour as he has been playing through the pain of a double inguinal hernia since the tour started in October. He had hoped to continue the tour despite extreme discomfort, but it's become too difficult to continue on. Flynn will undergo surgery tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14 in Minneapolis before returning home to California to recover, rest and recuperate. Machine Head will rejoin the tour in Portland, OR. Machine Head extends its regrets to fans, the other bands, and the other crews for having to leave the tour prematurely. Below is Flynn's statement about his health and the tour. "I've been toughing out an inguinal hernia below my waistline since June of last year, and a few months ago got a second hernia in my nuts. What basically happens is my guts drop into my nuts, and it looks like I have a third testicle (man, I can hear the jokes already!) It hasn't been that painful, and I've gone to the doctor a few times to take care of it, but he said after surgery I probably couldn't sing for a few weeks, and since that wasn't going to happen, I scheduled it for January when I had a break. "Unfortunately, after the last few shows, my guts have been very swollen and hard to push back in. Yesterday, the pain was excruciating and I went to the emergency room last night. They said that I need surgery. "I will be doing my damnedest to rejoin the tour in a couple weeks. Thanks to all the fans, bands, and crew for understanding. I'm determined to see you all soon and finish what has been a great freakin tour!"

26 comments

Post Comment

anonymous 11/13/2012 6:51:18 PM

hope he feels better


anonymous 11/13/2012 7:02:09 PM

this happened last summer, they had to bail off mayhem fest because he hurt his throat or something. Best of luck to robb flynn.


anonymous 11/13/2012 7:02:32 PM

the guts in nuts tour 2013


TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 11/13/2012 7:06:15 PM

Damn...I had an inguinal hernia when I was five, one of my many painful childhood memories, lol. Best of luck to Robb


The_Suit 11/13/2012 7:19:07 PM

I didn't really need a visual of the singer for Machine Head pushing his "guts" back into his abdomen through his ballsack. Thanks, guy.


ineedsalt 11/13/2012 7:19:45 PM

I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle I have a third testicle


anonymous 11/13/2012 7:27:16 PM

^^^ ineedsalt demonstrating his comprehension skills ladies and gentlemen.


anonymous 11/13/2012 7:28:57 PM

Almighty my ass


tomdelay 11/13/2012 7:28:59 PM

man up, do some heroin and get out there!!!!


anonymous 11/13/2012 9:15:32 PM

Emmure should replace this.


ineedsalt 11/13/2012 9:41:09 PM

anonymous2 hours ago ^^^ ineedsalt demonstrating his comprehension skills ladies and gentlemen. comprehension skills comprehension skills comprehension skills comprehension skills comprehension skills comprehension skills comprehension skills comprehension skills comprehension skills comprehension skills comprehension skills


bees 11/13/2012 9:52:28 PM

Machine Head were touring with those bands? Weird.


sandpaperseatbelts 11/13/2012 10:47:00 PM

Well fck. I'm not going to overlay just to see bdm. fck all that remains and metalacoplypse. Hernias suck, get well rob.


anonymous 11/13/2012 11:21:09 PM

Probably got the hernia from listening to Phil Labonte and company's new album.


anonymous 11/14/2012 12:54:10 AM

Green to Red? Im washin my machine.


anonymous 11/14/2012 1:49:04 AM

For all you fcktards that can't read. ReRead that shit. That is like one of the most horrifying things ever. Think about it, your abdominal wall is tearing and your intestine is falling down into the gentleman's sausage area. Inverted Gut Slit. Shit makes my balls shrink just reading it.


LoydChristmas 11/14/2012 6:52:33 AM

Dethklok will probably write a song about this.


anonymous 11/14/2012 7:29:41 AM

Anonymous. It's not very horrifying at all. 1 in 3 males get at least 1 hernia in their lifetime. I've had two already and I'm only 29. It's common. Plus, it's ROB FLYNN. NOTHING CAN STOP ROB FLYNN!!!


RickRock 11/14/2012 7:29:50 AM

^ LOL...probably. I just saw them on this tour and I can't believe he was fighting a hernia while playing live. Pretty badass.


anonymous 11/14/2012 9:23:51 AM

Well this put me off my lunch


anonymous 11/14/2012 12:28:02 PM

lol @ these comments


anonymous 11/14/2012 12:38:26 PM

what did they have to remove the "gay" surgically ?


anonymous 11/15/2012 5:13:11 AM

ten ton hammer to the scrotum should fix this


anonymous 11/15/2012 12:46:45 PM

Trivium will happily replace Machine Head, they have basically tried to be every other band so I'm sure one more wont hurt


anonymous 11/16/2012 6:04:18 PM

I had the exact same shit happen to me, third nut and all. shits not fun


anonymous 11/17/2012 2:20:36 AM

Get well soon Rob!! Deez Nuts should replace them until he gets better. ---->8==D





Related News