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Slayer Frontman Tom Araya Hospitalised, Band Cancels Sydney Show

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According to Slayerized.com, Slayer frontman Tom Araya has been taken into hospital, which means the band's schedueled performance in Sydney, Australia has been cancelled. An excerpt from Slayerized.com reads as follows:

"Tom Araya has been hospitalized after yesterdays show in Brisbane, Australia. Reports say that the hospital is keeping him in over the night. As a result of this Slayer's appearance today at the Soundwave Festival has been cancelled. Why this has happened is not clear so far, rumors say it has to do with his surgery early last year, but these are only rumors. Keep checking back here!"

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1. R Tenney writes:

Bad news. Slayer has had some bad luck for a while now. Hope Tom makes a speedy recovery. Was hoping to hear how those shows with G Holt were going.

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 7:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metalmagga writes:

Woah, what? I was at that show...good luck Tom, hope all is well.

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 8:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ATDAWNTHEYSLEEP writes:

Bad news indeed Tenney.....Hey metalmagga...you said you were at the show...wondering as is Tenny how did Gary Holt sound covering for Jeff H ??

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Slayer lover writes:

p***y!

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. silvermountains writes:

Slayer really is having the worst luck right now. Hope for a speedy recovery. Get well Tom and Jeff!

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalmagga writes:

#3, he did pretty well, I reckon they made the right choice.

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. heavy1 writes:

Be carefull Kerry and Dave you may be next!

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. NOOO writes:

f***! Im going to soundwave in Melbourne on friday! Hope hes fine by then!

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Trendkill91 writes:

I seen them in Brisbane just the other day.
His scream for Angel of death was like it sounded back in the 80's. I honestly think he blew his voice out singing that song.
Awesome show tho. Feel sorry for the Sydney fans. Show not worth missing.

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Spirit In Black writes:

I saw them in Brisbane and they were excellent. Gary Holt was a brilliant replacement for Jeff! Great set, heard stuff I haven't heard live (Black Magic, Payback, Americon), all seemed ok then. I was on the same flight as Slayer (and Rob Zombie) down to Sydney and Tom looked a bit 'out of sorts'. I heard that it could possibly have something to do with his previous surgery, but cannot confirm.

They played an awesome set in Brisbane, so I do hope he's good for remaining Soundwave dates because they drew a massive crowd in Brisbane. The natives were certainly restless in Sydney apparently after the news of Slayer cancelling. Glad I chose to see them in Brisbane!

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. R Tenney writes:

Thanks for review of the sp in black. Sounds like Slayer are kicking a$$ again. And hopefully the Sydney natives weren't too restless.thousands of drunk p***ed Slayer fans could be a frenzied mob only the National Gaurd could deal with. Hope they don't have to cancel too many gigs.

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. MAXI MAIDEN writes:

RECUPERATE LUEGO TOM,TODA LA FUERZA Y EL POWER PARA QUE TE RECUPERES PRONTO Y DE LA MEJOR MANERA....SALUDOS DESDE YOUR COUNTRY CHILE!!!!!

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Li Sick writes:

Man everybody was there for Maiden and Slayer,it wasn't just a band. That sucks. But yeah you cant do anything about it. Hope he gets better

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Cryonics writes:

Tom will pull through! I doubt it's anything serious.

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Spirit In Black writes:

News reports indicate Tom is suffering from a severe Ear Infection.

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RTB writes:

Tom seems like an awesome guy...very funny
get well soon brother...take as much time as u need

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 2:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. srsen writes:

I was at the Sydney show.... a clip of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t9YfJlsAu0

While everyone was waiting, we noticed the stage was empty. A little weird, but maybe they'll drop a curtain and Slayer will be there.... time passes, still no Slayer... bout 15 minutes into what would've been the show, this guy comes out and reads off a statement (see clip). With riot police standing by, the crowd get sh**ty. but controls itself.

We were all p***ed and a little shocked. Half concerned for Tom, half p***ed that we wont enjoy Slayer. Over the next 30 mins no real problems arised. Many bottles thrown, i think a bin was thrown, and some dude and a bunch of others tried to burn a Slayer shirt.

but overall, the majority just headed off, shocked and dissapointed, to get a spot for Maiden who was still to come....

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 3:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. srsen writes:

andyeah, SIB is correct - severe inner ear infection

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 3:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. WOLF7 writes:

Damn, 50% of Slayer's down. What are the odds of that?

Hope they'll both make a quick recovery, especially as Slayer's the only band of the original "big 4" still making great albums and actually is still worth a damn.

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 4:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. R Tenney writes:

Ear Infection? Phew! Was fearing it might have been problems with his neck. Anti Biotics and Ole Tom will be back on stage in no time. You folks from Down Under are pretty privelidged seeing the Holt Slayer shows. Its been Hanneman: King for damn near 30 years so these are pretty special shows!

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 7:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. R Tenney writes:

Ear Infection? Phew! Was fearing it might have been problems with his neck. Anti Biotics and Ole Tom will be back on stage in no time. You folks from Down Under are pretty privelidged seeing the Holt Slayer shows. Its been Hanneman: King for damn near 30 years so these are pretty special shows!

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 7:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. R Tenney writes:

Sorry 4 double post! Retard using a smartphone !

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 7:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ATDAWNTHEYSLEEP writes:

Good to hear Gary H holding is own with the likes of the Slayer world...thanks for the info mega......I would have loved to see them with him as well .....

# Mar 2, 2011 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. LLooppie writes:

Dang it :'(

# Mar 3, 2011 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Brother B writes:

^Spirit In Black (post 10): agreed mate. Tom was in fine form at Melbourne Soundwave this arvo (Angel Of Death intro scream right up there!), and Gary Holt was indeed good value. I'll also add Temptation and Hallowed Point to your track list.

# Mar 4, 2011 @ 6:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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