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Children Of Bodom frontman breaks shoulder

Monday, May 04, 2009 3:56 PM PT


Official press release:

Alexi Laiho, guitarist and frontman for the award-winning Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom has sustained a serious injury while on the road as part of the "No Fear Energy Tour" alongside Lamb of God. Laiho broke his shoulder when he was ejected from his bunk as a result of the band's tour bus taking an irregularly harsh sharp turn. Laiho and Children Of Bodom are touring North America in support of the band's critically acclaimed album, Blooddrunk.

Against recommendation, Laiho has decided to remain on tour and will "bite the bullet" to give metal fans the electric live performances they have come to love from the Finnish act. For the duration of the tour – set to run through May 15 - Alexi will be resigned to wearing the arm in a sling, restricting movement at all times when he is not on stage.

When asked for comment, the celebrated axe-slinger said, "Four nights ago I fell out of my bunk in the tour bus and came down pretty damn hard as the driver was taking a sharp turn. It turns out I have a broken shoulder as well as internal bleeding. I am going through a great deal of pain every second that I am awake. However, I can still play the guitar and I will give everything I have to try to finish this tour and play every remaining show! I would just like to apologize in advance for not being able to move around or sing with my full power at all times and I hope the COB fans understand. What can I say? I'm jinxed! End of story. See you out there."


35 comments


5/4/2009 4:01:24 PM
first post!

5/4/2009 4:03:11 PM
good and looks like someone is excited for a first post!

5/4/2009 4:05:09 PM
Against recommendation, Laiho has decided to remain on tour and will "bite the bullet" to give metal fans the electric live performances they have come to love from the Finnish act.

5/4/2009 4:05:18 PM
press release

5/4/2009 4:05:26 PM
blip bloop

5/4/2009 4:09:38 PM
playing guitar in a sling is pretty metal

5/4/2009 4:14:43 PM
arrogant horse shit

5/4/2009 4:21:11 PM
awesome dude. you show those injuries you don't fck around.

5/4/2009 4:27:55 PM
ejected from his bunk ejected from his bunk ejected from his bunk ejected from his bunk ejected from his bunk ejected from his bunk ejected from his bunk

5/4/2009 4:37:39 PM
Bunk flip X 1000

5/4/2009 4:52:52 PM
*does its job perfectly* -bunk ejection mechanism

5/4/2009 4:54:31 PM
laiho is the man. im rockin my bodom shirt today now.

5/4/2009 5:10:19 PM
Too bad he only hurt his shoulder. He should have landed on his neck, Christopher Reeves wheelchair.

5/4/2009 5:26:23 PM
Not much of a fan but at least he isn't being a bitch and dropping off the rest of the tour.

5/4/2009 6:15:53 PM
Energy drink CEOs are mourning

5/4/2009 7:01:36 PM
god they were so terrible last night

5/4/2009 8:14:32 PM
who the fck cares? people break bones all the time.

5/4/2009 8:44:55 PM
COB is the bomb diggity

5/4/2009 9:30:02 PM
HE HAS HIS OWN BUNK? HOLY fck

5/4/2009 9:58:16 PM
man that must be a 9 story tour bus

5/4/2009 10:28:57 PM
I gotta give it to him, most bands dump tours because of sinus infections. Not into this band but at least he's a trooper.

5/4/2009 10:29:39 PM
uh, you'd think they'd have some kind of thing to enclose the bunk to keep stupid accidents like this from happening. bunk belt fail.

5/4/2009 10:49:02 PM
This never would have happend if he drank his milk as a child.

5/5/2009 1:32:04 AM
tour bus flip

5/5/2009 10:58:35 AM
lol half assed van flip

5/5/2009 11:34:49 AM
One man van flip.

5/5/2009 12:44:57 PM
a friend of mine who knows the band REALLY WELL told me it was from a freak jack off accident. Truth

5/5/2009 1:56:54 PM
That's pretty funny. I hope he doesnt fck up his shoulder any more during the duration of the tour.

5/5/2009 4:50:28 PM
Internal bleeding, huh? Dying on stage is SO metal.

5/5/2009 6:33:54 PM
Insert 1000th Children Of Bodom frontman breaks shoulder while jerking rest of gay band off joke here.

5/5/2009 7:10:52 PM
Shoulder of Bodom

5/6/2009 5:51:20 AM
not cliff burton not cliff burton not cliff burton not cliff burton not cliff burton not cliff burton not cliff burton

5/6/2009 7:55:03 AM
the band's critically acclaimed album, Blooddrunk. lol

5/6/2009 4:27:55 PM
No its ok take the rest of the tour off no ones gonna miss it

5/7/2009 2:11:17 AM
CHILDREN OF BOREDOM.