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Opeth Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt Injured On Mastodon's Tour Bus

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After rumors have circulated of Mikael Akerfeldt being in a car accident, the Opeth front man has now issued the following statement about being injured:

"Hi guys! I'm writing from beyond the grave. Seriously, I was not in a car crash and I haven't broken my arm. All that happened is I hit my head in mastodons tour bus as I was getting a new pair of (red) underwear out from my suitcase. Wish the story was more rock and roll, believe me.

"Anyways I split my head open down to the skullbone and had to be taken to the emergency. They gave me a bunch of shots in the wound, cleaned me up and stapled my head shut with 8 metal staples. Head is sore and if I smile it feels like the wound is gonna burst open again, but I'll be on stage by tomorrow again.

"I feel extremely disappointed that we couldn't play at the myth in Minneapolis, but paramedics told me I couldn't. We will reschedule the show for our next trip to the USA. So all rumors of me being in a car crash are false. I did crash my head into a car though, well...a bus really. Sorry for disappointing our fans in Minneapolis but I hope you understand. See you next time. Best."

A photo of the wound in question has been posted online via Facebook. In other news, Mikael Akerfeldt will soon be releasing the "Storm Corrosion" project with Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson.

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1. Overlord writes:

LOL I knew something like this would happen on that bus but I thought it would happen to Mastodon, I mean look at how tiny this thing is. :P


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