Machine Head is in the news yet again! Of late, the band just can't seem to catch a break. Machine Head has this time been forced to put on hold their current North American tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder in order for their frontman, Rob Flynn, to undergo surgery.

Flynn must undergo emergency surgery to remove an inguinal hernia which he has been playing through since the tour started in October. The frontman had originally planned to go under the knife in January but the pain and extreme discomfort have become unbearable for him to continue. Flynn will undergo surgery today, November 14th in Minneapolis before returning home to California to recover, rest and recuperate. Machine Head is expected to rejoin the tour in ten days time at Portland, OR.

A statement from Rob Flynn read: "I've been toughing out an inguinal hernia below my waistline since June of last year, and a few months ago got a second hernia in my nuts. What basically happens is my guts drop into my nuts, and it looks like I have a third testicle (man, I can hear the jokes already!) It hasn't been that painful, and I've gone to the doctor a few times to take care of it, but he said after surgery I probably couldn't sing for a few weeks, and since that wasn't going to happen, I scheduled it for January when I had a break.

Unfortunately, after the last few shows, my guts have been very swollen and hard to push back in. Yesterday, the pain was excruciating and I went to the emergency room last night. They said that I need surgery.I will be doing my damnedest to rejoin the tour in a couple weeks. Thanks to all the fans, bands, and crew for understanding. I'm determined to see you all soon and finish what has been a great freakin tour!"

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Posted: 14.11.2012 by BudDa


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D.T. Metal - 14.11.2012 at 19:17  
Fricking sucks BALLLLLS, of my main reasons to go to the Dethklok gig ... ARGH
!J.O.O.E.! - 14.11.2012 at 19:25  

Best of luck to him anyway.
Olli - 14.11.2012 at 20:53  
Damn that sounds nasty!
Machiavelli - 14.11.2012 at 22:09  
Damn I was gonna see that show on Friday. *cringes* I think it is pretty fair to cut Flynn some slack here though. Plus, the Showbox Theater in SoDo sucks for audio quality so next time MH comes they'll play somewhere decent.
Dark Blood - 15.11.2012 at 07:35  
That is some nasty shit... Really hope he gets better soon.

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