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Children Of Bodom Comments On Tour Cancellation

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Children of Bodom front man Alexi Laiho has issued the following statement about being forced to cancel their remaining tour appearances:

“After the New York show (on May 9) I knew it was going to be over. During the 3rd song I started feeling like someone was stabbing me in my lungs, my heart and my ribs. That was the kind of pain that neither stubbornness, painkillers, nor alcohol could alleviate. I wanted to try to keep going but after seeing a second doctor in Philadelphia, I was basically told that I could fuck myself up for life if I don’t stop playing. Against all recommendation, I have played and sang for the last 10 days in violent pain which has only made my condition worsen. So, I decided to listen to everyone around me, who were telling me the best thing to do would be to go home and get some proper rest and give my shoulder some time to heal.

"This was a hard decision for me and I feel bad about it. But it is the right thing to do if I want to keep making music. I apologize to our great fans for not being there for the remaining shows and I want to thank all the guys from the other bands; Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, God Forbid and Municipal Waste for backing me up on this. Most of all I want to thank our fans for still being there, showing support, and continuing to rock out with me! I promise I will be back and I hope you all will too! Horns up!”

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1. wilco writes:

bro wish you the best come back on tour quick

# May 11, 2009 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. jesusjackson writes:

my brother was at that may 9th show. he said they walked off after the 3rd song

# May 11, 2009 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. dmasa writes:

i was at the may 9th show n they didnt play at all ...jesusjackson is a fool.

# May 11, 2009 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. pinto_beans writes:

^ So this IS a troll?

# May 11, 2009 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. bbristowe writes:

That's too bad this was a big tour for them.

# May 11, 2009 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

fvck...I don't like their new stuff, but damn...Alexi is gets my respect for just trying to hang in there...horns up to the CoB guys and hopes that they will go back to their 'Hatebreeder' days \m/
N.P-CoB-Warheart

# May 11, 2009 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. grim writes:

MEGAL0MANiACALxXx continues to sound more and more stupid with each post he makes, congrats buddy did think it was possible.

# May 11, 2009 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Nikkay writes:

that's metal right there, playing with a broken shoulder and internal bleeding!

I Hope Alexi has a speedy recovery, and their on the road again soon!

# May 12, 2009 @ 2:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. GORECUNT writes:

I almost went to that show last night, but some fvcktard was "Yeah [insert my friend's name here] can smoke me out and hotbox my car before we go to the show in Baltimore." But what does he do? He says all this and realizes he can't pay admission, or the weed my friend's got (about an O of chronic), so we didn't go. Said friend is crashing at my place and now I'm trying to f*** my girlfriend before she goes to France tomorrow (I'm gonna be blue-balled for a month). I haven't slept since I'm gonna see her roughly 2 hours after this very post. And I am gonna make this a REALLY GOOD f***ING MORNING with my wifey! Beat that a$$ harder than Chris Brown beat Rihanna! lol

Anyway back to the subject: Lamb of God hasn't really been that awesome since "Ashes of the Wake" and I really wouldn't have wanted to sit thru As I Lay Crying. And to top it off, Bodom isn't gonna be there. The only up side of all this would be Municipal Waste, and they aren't exactly my cup of tea. So, no great loss.

# May 12, 2009 @ 3:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Raychel writes:

Glad i got to see them on this tour.
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The 'mega maniac' up there should shut the f*** up. Loser

# May 12, 2009 @ 3:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Terrorizing The Terror writes:

whats wrong with ribs and lungs? why does it hurt him when he sings?

# May 12, 2009 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Terrorizing The Terror: EVRYTHING hurts when you have a broken shoulder. Been there; done that... Fvcking hated it.

Gore: "said friend is crashing at my place"... Said friend would be outside picking his teeth up off the ground if it was me. Good luck with all that brother.

# May 12, 2009 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. jbalanzar writes:

Bummer that COB had to cancel the rest of the tour! Hopefully Alexi recovers fast. It'd be awesome to see him on stage again!!!!!


Now Playing: Cannibal Corpse - Hammer Smashed Face

# May 12, 2009 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Holly276564 writes:

Dear Megalomaniac,
Yeah, Laiho totally pwns Jim Root and Mick Thompson at guitar. Slipknot doesn't even do anything with guitar most of the time...just crappy, boring, generic break-down riffs. They used to be okay at most, but their last two albums are pieces of sh** not worth anything. Corey Taylor is leaving the band to do a solo album soon, even he doesn't give a rat's a$$ about his own band. I used to really like them too, but then discovered underground metal...which is 10000000x times better than Slipknot.

# May 12, 2009 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. SHREDDER13 writes:

Aww dude...he ranked out? Well, I can't blame him though. He gave it a good run. I still can't believe I missed out on their show in Hollywood with the Waste. Oh well everyone deserves a second, second chance.

\,,l "Certain Death" by Sadus l,,/

# May 12, 2009 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. deathfreak writes:

Bodoms good live I have never seen waste though. I heard they put on a good show.

# May 12, 2009 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Fiorenza writes:

I was at the May 9th show. Alexi was obviously in terrible pain from the moment he came out. Even his speaking voice sounded weak. In the middle of the third song he stopped playing and singing. Hearing Silent Night, Bodom Night without lead guitar and vocals was interesting...

After staying on stage and rounding out the song Alexi tossed his guitar in anger and walked off and his bandmates basically ran off the stage to see if he was ok.

Keep rocking Alexi! I was dissapointed that I didn't get to hear much from you this time around but you better get healed up for next time. I'm already waiting.

# May 12, 2009 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jamez writes:

It's a shame, Hope Alexi gets better soon. Theres just that ONE thing that annoys me about the whole deal, which is, Alexi's known to do very stupid stuff when hes drunk, and I just dont buy "fell from the bunkbed" thing. But thats just me, and Im probably wrong as usual and moaning here for nothing. In any case, I hope he recovers soon and COB is back at it again!

# May 13, 2009 @ 9:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. kid_on_a_bike writes:

I wonder if COB would ever come to Wisconsin....

# May 13, 2009 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. bbristowe writes:

Jamez -"Alexi's known to do very stupid stuff when hes drunk, and I just dont buy "fell from the bunkbed"

Sad thing is your probably right. What's even worse is, he'll probably try and concentrate on the lyrics for the next album.......again.

# May 13, 2009 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. GORECUNT writes:

I'm sorry bg1, I should've specified: Some entirely different guy from my friend f***ed up. Trust me, if it was my friend, it would be teeth and blood.

# May 20, 2009 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metalhead213@yahoo.com writes:

I'm just glad to I got to see them before they exited the tour. He played well considering the circumstances. It takes a hard mother f***er to do what he did. Hope he recovers soon, and Bodom is back to tear it up on the road.

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# May 20, 2009 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Brandex writes:

Man I really wanted to see them to. But its a good reason so i'm not complaining.

# May 24, 2009 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Ragnarok writes:

get well soon!

# May 28, 2009 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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