High On Fire cancels another tourMonday, January 7, 2019 9:27 AM PT / 3,708 views
High On Fire has cancelled their second successive tour due to health issues involving frontman Matt Pike, who says he is in danger of losing part of his foot to diabetes. Dates for their January "Electric Messiah Tour 2019" have been scrapped, with refunds available at point of purchase. Pike has issued the following:
"Dear Friends, Fans, To my brothers, my Crew, and anyone else this affects.... I do apologize for the inconvenience of this cancelation. I feel as though I'm explaining lightning striking twice. For I wanted nothing more in the world to play these songs live, nor ever cancel something I say I'm gonna do. I am a warrior for our art and have endured some painful things to what we do. The timing of this and repeating nature are my nightmares and almost impossible. Nevertheless, to save yet another toe, my big one. I have been grounded by circumstances out of my control. I will have more of a medical report to come. Right now I'm at Great risk of losing it, and or a bigger portion of my foot due to Diabetes. Which I have been managing very well. It just shows how this disease can affect our lives. Please forgive me, and if you know anything about me, you know this is not like me. We will be back!"
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