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Alexi Laiho Issues Statement on Injury

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Children of Bodom frontman, Alexi Laiho, has checked in with the following statement regarding his injury:

"Four nights ago I fell out of my bunk in the tour bus and came down pretty damn hard as the driver was taking a sharp turn. It turns out I have a broken shoulder as well as internal bleeding.

"I am going through a great deal of pain every second that I am awake. However, I can still play the guitar and I will give everything I have to try to finish this tour and play every remaining show!

"I would just like to apologize in advance for not being able to move around or sing with my full power at all times and I hope the COB fans understand. What can I say? I'm jinxed! End of story. See you out there."

Children Of Bodom are currently on tour in North America with Lamb Of God until May 15th.

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1. btbamfav20 writes:

wow, what a troooper man... internal bleeding and a broken shoulder and still out there just rockin it, inspiration? lol

Now listening to: Under A Darkening Sky - God Dethroned

# May 5, 2009 @ 12:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. bbristowe writes:

Eh, personal opinion mostly, but, as inspiring as that is, does he know that bleeding internal can kill you? Nevermind the breeding ground for bacteria your body becomes.

# May 5, 2009 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Holly276564 writes:

What a ctrange commnet...ummm...I'm pretty sure he got that all taken care of.
What a lame way to break your shoulder though...falling out of a bed.

# May 5, 2009 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. mrkilley2900623 writes:

wow,
if everyone took the same approach as he did we'd end up with far less unhappy fans, what a great man


currently listening to: duality- Slipknot

# May 5, 2009 @ 1:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. jbalanzar writes:

It is very admirable that he still wants to continue the tour even though he is badly injured and in pain! He truly is one of the greatest guitarist ever.

Now playing: Leprosy-DEATH

# May 5, 2009 @ 2:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RTB writes:

Who the hell is driving the bus?....if its a woman that explains it, cause they cant drive anywhere in the world worth hammered sh!t......................bodom.....FIRE THE DRIVER, before your all disabled and or killed

# May 5, 2009 @ 3:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. SHREDDER13 writes:

I was driving the bus that night. I had a sandwich in one hand and a beer in the other. My multi-tasking skills are embarrassing.

\,,l "Beneath The Wheel" by D.R.I. l,,/

# May 5, 2009 @ 3:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. bbristowe writes:

He's finnish. You have to learn how to powerslide to be able to drive on their roads.

# May 5, 2009 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jamez writes:

Personally, I dont believe a word of it. I bet Alexi did another stupid stunt while drunk and now he's too embarrassed to say "hey, I was totally p***ed and goofy... and I broke another bone. Might affect playing... a bit". These statements are so funny though!! "Poor little me"... And to bbristone, I'd say Finnish roads are in top shape, having driven through Europe various times. But I guess you think Finland is some b-class nation with an economy similar to russia, as usual.

# May 5, 2009 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Analguest writes:

Jamez you totally didn't get what bristowe said,you've got some issues.

well you can look at this incident in two ways: alexi tough and doesn't want to disapoint the fans
or he is eager to get his money by continuing the tour with a broken arm and not being able to give the fans a 100% show , insted of rescheduling the tour and coming back with full power he wants to get it finnished and grab the $$$

# May 5, 2009 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Leprosy101 writes:

it seems like Alexi is always breaking his arm or shoulder I wonder if his arm/shoulder will recover properly

# May 5, 2009 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. No One writes:

Umm how did Alexi manage to get in the top bunk?

# May 5, 2009 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BodomBeach writes:

Oh well...all I hope is that it heals and he'll be able to play more shows in the UK.

# May 5, 2009 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Raychel writes:

Hes the best!!

# May 5, 2009 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. bbristowe writes:

"And to bbristone, I'd say Finnish roads are in top shape, having driven through Europe various times. But I guess you think Finland is some b-class nation with an economy similar to russia, as usual."

Ok. Thank god you've gone to finland SO much. You will be able to back me up when I say the roads are slick as hell because of the snow and rain on the ground for nearly 3/4 of the year. Seeing as yo drive so much you would know that these are prestine conditions for drifting.

On the other hand I agree with you. He's probably bsing his way through it. I saw COB in Vancouver and it was Alexi's birthday, and you could tell he was pretty hammered.

NP: Yngwie Malmsteen - Freedom isn't Free

# May 5, 2009 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BlackenTheCursedSun writes:

bahaha he was pretty drunk yeah but he still played really well man. f***ing wicked show :)

# May 5, 2009 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

ha, fail...that's fvckin funny...

# May 5, 2009 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. uihlouih writes:

i saw children of bodom last night at the roseland and they played a couple of songs but they ended early cus alexi ran outta painkillers

# May 9, 2009 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Terminator writes:

^ i doubt the bar ran out of booze :P

# May 9, 2009 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. InfernoNecrosis writes:

#6: Comments like this are why you probably don't have a girlfriend. Sexism FTL.

# May 9, 2009 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

meh. It's been proven that women are safer drivers than men anyway...

# May 9, 2009 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. bbristowe writes:

How can you be so sure? I'm not sexist by any means, but that is a pretty large statistic to know any definite answer. Personally, from stories I've heard, there's been more women in accidents.

# May 9, 2009 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. InfernoNecrosis writes:

He said this: "they cant drive anywhere in the world worth hammered sh!t" AKA he thinks we can't really drive at all without attracting some nasty accident.

# May 9, 2009 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^everyone knows women have smaller brains and cant read books or color inside the lines properly,; how do they expect them to drive? i blame all the men who run the DMV who were too busy staring at the womans tits to deny her a drivers license. Those fools!

Actually, if you really want to look at hard evidence, I would say Terminator causes the most accidents. There's three whole movies documenting this very fact. complete disregard for other people on the road, all because they want to buttf*** John Conner. It's not cool man.

# May 9, 2009 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Terminator writes:

lol FAN

To quote Ludacris:
I'm doing 100 on the highway
so if you do the speed limit
get the f*** out of my way
I'm DUI hardly ever caught sober
And you about to get ran the f*** over

# May 9, 2009 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. That_One_Guy writes:

FAN -- Lol.

# May 9, 2009 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. InfernoNecrosis writes:

FAN really wants a slap to the face. lol

# May 10, 2009 @ 9:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

^do you understand sarcastic? lol
FAN-way to piss off trolls if they come to this thread \m/

# May 10, 2009 @ 9:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. InfernoNecrosis writes:

Sarcasm, not sarcastic :P

# May 10, 2009 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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