Opeth - Mikael Åkerfeldt Suffers Head Injury On Tour Bus

Swedish progressive rockers Opeth have posted the following message on their Facebook page about Mikael Åkerfeldt's injury which prevented the band from performing yesterday in St. Paul, Minnesota: "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."

Mike recently updated on the band's FB page about the injury: "Hi guys! I'm writing from beyond the grave. Seriously, I was not in a car crash and I haven't broken my arm. All that happened is I hit my head in mastodons tour bus as I was getting a new pair of (red) underwear out from my suitcase. Wish the story was more rock and roll, believe me. Anyways I split my head open down to the skullbone and had to be taken to the emergency. They gave me a bunch of shots in the wound, cleaned me up and stapled my head shut with 8 metal staples. Head is sore and if I smile it feels like the wound is gonna burst open again, but I'll be on stage by tomorrow again. I feel extremely disappointed that we couldn't play at the myth in Minneapolis, but paramedics told me I couldn't. We will reschedule the show for our next trip to the USA. So all rumors of me being in a car crash are false. I did crash my head into a car though, well...a bus really. Sorry for disappointing our fans in Minneapolis but I hope you understand. See you next time. Best. Mikael"

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 08.05.2012 by SSM

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09.05.2012 - 06:10
Cyborg Raptor
Written by PocketMetal on 08.05.2012 at 21:29

this "[insert country ] [insert genre]ers" is really getting old for starting the news post .

True, but it does get the job done and clarifies, for people new to the band. My biggest dislike is the lack of bias in the news, i like that i get true news but sometimes I want a lil spice, ya know. I guess anyway you do it, itll have pros/cons though.

Written by LeChron James on 09.05.2012 at 02:54

I don't know what the fuck he's talking about. Cracking your dome open while fetching a pair of (red) underwear from a suitcase is pretty rock n roll.

hahahaha it is actually is very rocknroll! very Spinal Tap. Id rep that shit...
pewpew.. gotcha
09.05.2012 - 07:18
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Damn, I hope the bus is ok. I wouldn't want to see Mastodon's bus injured.
It is humanity who must pay homage to the greatness of the Universe... not the Universe to the human narcissism.
09.05.2012 - 07:20
Troy Killjoy
Written by Dark Blood on 09.05.2012 at 07:18
Damn, I hope the bus is ok. I wouldn't want to see Mastodon's bus injured.

This should seriously be bumped to the top of the thread.
Prettier than BloodTears.
09.05.2012 - 07:39
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.05.2012 at 21:38

He already suffered head injury before thinking of Heritage

Nasty blow bro! Heritage was a pretty good album( compared to their previous(excluding Heritage ofcourse!) overrated outputs).
09.05.2012 - 08:46
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He should write a death metal song about that and...oh wait..Mike left Bloodbath -____- anyway get well
09.05.2012 - 09:36
J. N.
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 09.05.2012 at 07:39
Heritage was a pretty good album( compared to their previous(excluding Heritage ofcourse!) overrated outputs).

Hahah, what a start of the morning. Good one, you.
Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
09.05.2012 - 22:36
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Written by Guest on 08.05.2012 at 22:11

What the fuck did he crush his head against to have such a wound XD ?

these kinds of wound are caused blunt traumas against stretched, supported skin. they appear like cut wounds.
09.05.2012 - 23:27
Mikael has pretty nails.
11.05.2012 - 18:32
Stinky Lips
12.05.2012 - 10:48
Well that looks pretty deep.
14.05.2012 - 00:23
Black Conundrum
Dang, that cut looks nasty. I hope it heals soon.

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