Pain Mainman Talks About Assault In Leipzig
PAIN members Peter Tägtgren (guitar/vocals), Johan Husgafvel (bass) and David Wallin (drums) were assaulted Friday night (February 22) in Leipzig, Germany during a day off on the band's European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH. As a result, the group was forced to cancel Saturday's concert in Leipzig, but the bandmembers quickly picked themselves up and were back on stage on Sunday.
"We did the best we could," Tägtgren said of the post-attack gig, according to Sweden's The Local.
"We were the wrong people at the wrong place at the wrong time," explained Peter, who required ten stitches for cuts to his face.
As it was their day off, the singer, Husgafvel and Wallin spent the evening at some local bars.
While they were walking down the street looking for a taxi, three men attacked them from behind.
"Sometimes things like this happen. We have no idea who they were, but it was really dodgy," Tägtgren told The Local.
The bandmembers, who were taken completely by surprise, were left severely beaten and bruised.
Afterwards a passerby recognized them and drove them to the hospital.
Husgafvel suffered a broken nose and Wallin, who was hit in the head with a wine bottle, ended up with concussion and stitches to the side of his head.
"The body gets a shock. Johan is full of kicks and bruises. David and I are dizzy as hell," Tägtgren told The Local.
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