NewsNovember 11, 2015 8:43 AM ET6,684 views

Randy Blythe on Dublin attack: 'It's weak, cowardly, and unmanly'

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has issued a statement regarding the assault in Dublin, Ireland on November 9, during which Blythe was jumped by a small handful of teenagers.
"Since lots of people are asking, in regards to the incident that happened in Dublin, I am fine- just a couple of scrapes and bruises, no lasting damage. I've hurt myself worse before skateboarding, so it's nothing I can't shake off- I have a pretty hard head, haha. I explained the whole thing on my Instagram- it was regrettable, but to a great degree it was also my own fault for not paying more attention to my surroundings- I knew better, but I got distracted taking photos. "I'm just glad it wasn't any worse, because it could have been. I got off pretty easily, thanks to a good hearted cab driver who scattered those kids while I made it back to my hotel (thank you, whoever you are). That's why I posted about it, to remind my photographer friends (and anyone else who might be out wandering in any city, not just Dublin) to remain alert at all times. These things can happen very quickly if you aren't on guard, and it certainly did in my case, in a matter of five seconds or so- learn from my mistake. This is the reality of today's world. "And in retrospect, I'm not even mad at these youth, I'm honestly not- it's more sad to me that jumping strangers is how some kids get their kicks. To me this indicative of a lack of proper parenting- we as a society are failing our children when we raise them in such an over-permissive manner that assaulting random people is considered fun. "It is true that boys will be boys, and I am certainly no angel- I had my share of stupid scraps growing up. But it never once occurred to me to gather four or five of my friends together and go beat some random person up for that evening's entertainment. That is not how my parents raised me. It's weak, cowardly, and very, very unmanly. "So I ask you, parents- is that what we want for our children? Cowardice and a mob mentality where people are afraid to stand on their own as individuals? I I hope not. Keep an eye on your kids, ok? "As for Ireland- I'll be back. No worries- I'm not afraid of your beautiful green island. Unfortunately, I just happened to meet a few of your undesirables, and they exist everywhere. See you on the road."

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anonymous 11/11/2015 5:59:04 AM

Randy ! Goto your room right now young man

Sandpaperseatbelts 11/11/2015 5:59:43 AM

What? Couldn't throw them offstage so it's sad for america? fck this guy.

anonymous 11/11/2015 8:25:52 AM

Maybe I'm just out of touch buy can someone please explain to me why these people in bands think anyone gives a fck what their opinions or feelings are? 90% of your fan base just listens to your music and gets drunk. Keep your opinions in your lyrics cornball.

anonymous 11/11/2015 8:45:14 AM

Miscreants and malcontents.

anonymous 11/11/2015 8:52:27 AM

"I've hurt myself worse before getting my ass plundered in prison"

anonymous 11/11/2015 9:07:29 AM

Didn't this guy get away with manslaughter? I guess he doesn't get that no one cares what happens to him and we all got a good chuckle from him getting a beat down.

genghisjohn 11/11/2015 9:30:19 AM

Another lengthy statement where Randy really does try to see who gives a fck.

anonymous 11/11/2015 9:53:59 AM

The kids hit him as payback for the albums Wrath & Sacrament

anonymous 11/11/2015 10:01:19 AM

Lay this to Rest already... Oh yes I did

anonymous 11/11/2015 10:26:14 AM

That's Dublin skangers for yeh. Lucky they didn't stick an AIDS infested syringe into him.

anonymous 11/11/2015 10:29:44 AM

Randy Blythe should write a book on good parenting.

anonymous 11/11/2015 11:25:24 AM

I've had my share of stupid scraps growing up. I once killed a guy.

anonymous 11/11/2015 11:26:17 AM

Heavy chains should be on this.

anonymous 11/11/2015 11:30:33 AM

Hey guys this guy got Djumped but I will say this... check out my Djent band please! ons-new-song-immortal Ray Djent Clark!

anonymous 11/11/2015 12:33:30 PM

Will you fck off with the djent... It's old and worn out like your mom.

Resurrection_Incarnate 11/11/2015 12:40:15 PM

You know what else is unmanly? Having a net worth of over $1,000,000 and asking fans to pay your legal bills

anonymous 11/11/2015 12:41:35 PM

Well, we have to end apartheid for one. And slow down the nuclear arms race, stop terrorism and world hunger

anonymous 11/11/2015 1:21:47 PM

You could say, he's an American hero.

anonymous 11/11/2015 1:50:53 PM

Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is Either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of Himself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall Say to his assailant, "If I live I will kill you, If I die you are forgiven,". Such is the Rule of Honor.

anonymous 11/11/2015 2:21:03 PM

Thank you kids for doin the job of the Djent police. Lamb of God = Not enough Djent RDC

anonymous 11/11/2015 2:38:07 PM

Do you know what Ed Gein said about women? Ed Gein? Maitre d' at Canal Bar? No, serial killer, Wisconsin in the fifties. He said, "When I see a pretty girl walking down the street I think two things. One part of me wants to take her out and talk to her and be real nice and sweet and treat her right." What does the other part of him think? What her head would look like on a stick! :)

anonymous 11/11/2015 2:40:15 PM

A grown ass man getting bullied by a few teenagers, just fcuking lol

anonymous 11/11/2015 5:05:55 PM

^^they are teenagers dummy, not 10 year olds. I'd rather get jumped by a group of 40 year olds than a group of 18 year olds.

anonymous 11/11/2015 7:31:08 PM

It doesnt even seem like most people commenting are trolling...yall are just fcking retards

dog_boner 11/11/2015 8:23:27 PM

One thing I could never stand is to see a filthy, dirty old drunkie, howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blerp, blerp in between as it might be a filthy old orchestra in his stinking rotten guts. I could never stand to see anyone like that, whatever his age might be, but more especially when he was real old like this one was.

anonymous 11/11/2015 10:42:13 PM

Im likin the bateman interjections

anonymous 11/12/2015 3:58:09 AM

So many idiots on Lambgoat. It never fails. Either way, I thought his statement was pretty well written. Kind of a non-story but at least he wasn't really complaining about it. Everybody else on here- wah wah wah. Basement dwelling cowards.

anonymous 11/12/2015 4:54:50 AM

Gets away with murder, cries about being bullied.

anonymous 11/12/2015 11:02:55 AM

'So many idiots on Lambgoat. It never fails. Either way, I thought his statement was pretty well written. Kind of a non-story but at least he wasn't really complaining about it. Everybody else on here- wah wah wah. Basement dwelling cowards.' Listen to this whiney bitch. Would love to beat the snot out of you and then read your tweet about it.

anonymous 11/12/2015 3:30:29 PM

^^^ Ha!! Agreed.

anonymous 11/12/2015 6:31:22 PM

'weak, cowardly, and unmanly' is exactly how I'd describe Mandy's vocals, or even LOG's music in general.

anonymous 11/13/2015 4:00:15 AM

Lamboat today- Generation of f*ggots with vomit-based music taste. I'd hate me too, I cream pied your mother and let your sister suck it clean as a whistle. They did such a good job draining me there was nothing left for your girlfriend.. Sorry guys.

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