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In Flames Bassist Loses Leg, Gigantour Still a Go

In Flames bassist Peter Iwers lost the lower half of his left leg Monday night due to complications from a dislocated knee. Iwers was injured in late January after slipping on some ice at a photo shoot in the Red Square while on a mini-tour of Russia.

“I'm fine now, but it truly sucked a few days ago,” he explained shortly after the initial incident occurred. “I went to a Russian hospital to drain blood from the knee and to get an x-ray, where I also got support for the leg. Then I took a lot of painkillers.”

"Peter did injure himself pretty badly while in Russia. Peter slipped on some ice and hurt his knee badly and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Obviously in a lot of pain, he probably shouldn't have left the hospital,” an official statement from the band said.

It isn’t certain if complications arose as a result of the initial injury or if the infection was acquired in a Moscow hospital. Regardless, the show must go on.

“I should be fine in a few weeks – a month or so – but I won't be lifting a lot of stuff in the nearest future,” Iwers managed to jest in light of the situation. “It’s healing slowly and it’s healing as it should be. But it takes time. I never thought that something could hurt that much, though. I don't recommend it!”

Iwers completed the band’s mini-tour of Russia while playing seated in a chair on stage, and will complete the band’s scheduled 18-month tour – which includes 30 dates with Gigantour and a headlining stint in Europe – in a similar fashion.

“It’s still pretty painful, but I’ll be okay,” he assures.

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1. sadimz writes:

symphaty for peters hope you recover soon bru!!!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. mike s. writes:

holy sh**. Is this an april fools joke?

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Phil writes:

You f***ing muppets. Of course it's an April fool.

I really hope people like you get removed from the gene pool ASAP.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Colony writes:

I could believe it if it wasn't for the fact that it's April Fool's...........any chance it was because the new album sucks?

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. jesterracer writes:

not funny.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. FocusShift writes:

Lmao. ..someone bought it.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Caveman writes:

this one seems wrong for an April fools

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Bill writes:

this does seem kind of cruel for an april fools. haha. i still love it though. if it is....

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Mrgaret** writes:

O MY GHOD!! THIS IS A JOKE!! GHOD I HOPE ITS A JOKE!!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

This one is not as bad as the one I was going to pull on my parents. I was going to have my ol man call them and say he was at the hostpitial and I got into an accident and had two hours to live. Hahaha! damn my conscience!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. cruor writes:

At school today a friend of mine was looking for new on In Flames (seeing how they are his favorite band and they put out a new cd today) and he comes across this "news" and didn't know this was an april fools joke. He was freaking out, he comes to me and goes "Dude the bassist from In Flames lost his leg". I didn't know what site he got it from so initially I believed him. 5 minutes later I remembered what day it was so I asked him what site he got it from. "I think it was... metalunderground.com" he said. When I tell him it was an april fools joke it was the funniest thing I think I had ever seen. Thanks metalunderground.com and opeiya for the oppertunity to get a good laugh at my friend.

Now Playing: Lynard Skynard- Freebird

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Kalis_wrath writes:

Cruor, that is funny suff! I bet your friend felt like the worlds biggest dork! Hahahaha!

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Tomo writes:

very funny.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 1:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. darenloster writes:

so is this true or a joke ?

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. FocusShift writes:

. . .Daren it's a joke.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. joeblacksky writes:

No. It's totally true! I have his leg in a bag beside my computer right now...thanks opeiya!

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. acacia writes:

can someone please tell me are we in 1981?

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. FocusShift writes:

Good to see the 12 year old showing up.

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. 51-50 writes:

I was upset at first glance and then realized it was an April Fool's gag. A wily prank indeed!

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. rusty string writes:

losing left leg in russia n still keep up with tha gigantour? can they come up with somethin worse than that?

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 5:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. SlugEmperor writes:

This sucks i hope he still plays..

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. 51-50 writes:

It's not true.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. KoRNBoY writes:

h0w hE g0nNa rEcoVuH mAYnE LeGs dUn gRo bAcK ;D

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. FocusShift writes:

You know Mayhem, I was giving you the benefit of the doubt that maybe you just hadn't grown up yet but if you're willing to admit that you're that much of a child at age 18 then hey that's fine with me.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. KoRNBoY writes:

aYo bRuDdA iF i LoSt oEN lEg dEN i wOuLD sTiLL hAvE oNE LefT ;D

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. 51-50 writes:

You are beyond dense.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. KoRNBoY writes:

wTf dAT g0tTa dO wIt a BaSsiSt LoSInG iT's LeG... ;?

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. 51-50 writes:

I am speechless. HE didn't lose his F UCKING leg. Deal with it.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. KoRNBoY writes:

n0t dA wHoLe tHiNg bRuDdA hE LoSt TeH LoWa HaLf ;D

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. 51-50 writes:

I get you. You're just trying to upset people. Get a life.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. KoRNBoY writes:

i aM LiViN mUh LiFe CuRrEnTLy, y0u sHoULd eNjOi y0 laSt DaYs SiNcE y0 51 ;D tHe 80's aRe LoNg g0Ne s0 aCt y0 aGe aNd MaKe mUh s0mE pAsTa ;D

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. FocusShift writes:

"I wanna beat the sh** out of u"

That seriously made my morning.
You're so tough mayhem.
You'll beat people up for not liking you over the internet, oh man.
Seriously, I'm shaking dude.

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. FocusShift writes:

. . .Dude, you seriously are retarded. Do you even know what sarcasm is? Asking for someone's address to beat them up may be said a joke but there's no sarcasm involved.

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. FocusShit writes:

I heard he lost his head, too

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. FocusShift writes:

And you're still an intolerant discriminatory bastard who has nothing better to do except sit on a forum that he got blocked from and call people names like its the 6th grade.

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