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Opeth cancels show following injury to frontman

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:09 AM PT


Opeth cancelled their show last night in Maplewood, MN after guitarist/vocalist Mikael Akerfeldt was taken to the hospital following some sort of vehicle mishap. Fans at the show last night report varying stories, with many stating that Akerfeldt was involved in a car accident on his way to the venue. Some rumors suggest that Akerfeldt suffered a broken arm, while others state that he received nothing more than stitches. Either way, one fan posted the following online last night:

"I'm at the Myth right now ~ Mastodons tour manager came out a few moments ago to announce that Opeth's singer was in a car accident and 'was rushed to the hospital about an hour ago' - he said as a result they will not be performing tonight. A loud groan echoed thru this huge sellout crowd of nearly 4000...including me! Bummer. No other details as to what happened or his condition have been given as of this moment - 9:27pm CDT. will post more if we here more from Mastodon who are about to start."


We'll post an update when we learn more.

UPDATE

Opeth has now issued the following update:

Many have already learned that yesterday's performances at The Myth In St. Paul had to be cancelled due to Mikael having an accident.

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) again for tomorrow's show and onwards.

Mike & the band were very disappointed not being able to play yesterday 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.


26 comments


5/8/2012 6:13:25 AM
I almost went to that show and would have been thoroughly bummed if they canceled

5/8/2012 6:20:11 AM
My Arms, Your Hearse (broke them)

5/8/2012 6:25:50 AM
He is intelligent jew. Get better soon.

anonymous
5/8/2012 6:27:43 AM
if im hauling my ass to the shitty filmore tomorrow, opeth better be fckin playin

anonymous
5/8/2012 7:12:56 AM
why didn't lambgoat post about rings of saturn's vanflip...?

anonymous
5/8/2012 7:16:07 AM
^^^^^^^ because no one cares


gay

anonymous
5/8/2012 8:28:30 AM
Too bad it wasn't worse.

anonymous
5/8/2012 8:44:04 AM
will post more if we here more from Mastodon

metal>education

anonymous
5/8/2012 9:04:52 AM
Lol for reelz is dat even how you spell mastodons?

5/8/2012 9:09:18 AM
That's funny, because the ad in the City Pages, the weekly alternative paper, had the show as Mastadon, Opeth, Ghost

5/8/2012 9:35:55 AM
"bumps his head on the bus" turned into "was in a car accident and was rushed to the hospital"

Typical idiot tour manager.

5/8/2012 11:40:49 AM
Did they at least offer either refunds or tickets to a makeup show?

5/8/2012 11:52:14 AM
anonymous4 hours ago
why didn't lambgoat post about rings of saturn's vanflip...?..........becau se they didnt post about rings of saturn's vanflip

5/8/2012 11:56:24 AM
hope his riffs and ability to suck his own dck during interviews didnt leak out on the bus's floor

anonymous
5/8/2012 1:08:04 PM
Bumped his head? No wonder Sweden is neutral, a bunch of pussies.

anonymous
5/8/2012 1:14:18 PM
HBDad1 hour ago
Did they at least offer either refunds or tickets to a makeup show?


I have heard yes, from a very, very reliable source. At the end of original tour dates

anonymous
5/8/2012 1:43:51 PM
^^Switzerland is the neutral country, you reeking sack of dumbshit.

anonymous
5/8/2012 3:52:22 PM
Didn't have time to read.....is opeth the band with the chick singer or is that otep?

anonymous
5/8/2012 4:28:46 PM
^ it's called google dumb fck

anonymous
5/8/2012 4:41:15 PM
Opeth sucks anyway. No thanks.

anonymous
5/8/2012 6:04:55 PM
Pretty sure Sweden was neutral in WW2, and in being so nearly got wiped out by the shit-dck nazis. Ya c-cktard.

anonymous
5/8/2012 8:35:15 PM
...those who reference album/song titles in their comments to come off sounding clever are monkey lovers.

anonymous
5/8/2012 8:54:49 PM
i saw opeth perform for about 5 minutes before i fell asleep, could there be a more boring band in the history of histories?

5/8/2012 9:29:50 PM
gays are bummed.

5/9/2012 5:38:13 AM
"The band also thanks their friends in Mastodon for playing an extended set that hopefully kept all who attended happy."

Not very likely.

5/9/2012 12:44:31 PM
anonymous
20 hours ago
Didn't have time to read.....is opeth the band with the chick singer or is that otep?


HAHAHA