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Samy Saemann Issues Statement On Stomach Illness

Bassist Samy Saemann of the power metal band Freedom Call, who fell ill after the band's recent performance at Bloodstock in the United Kingdom, issued the following statement to fans about his condition:

"Hi Callers & friends,

"Thank you so much for all the get well wishes, it's good to know there's somebody outhere who's thinking of me:) Meanwhile I'm on the right way to recover. After a gastroscopy and two days of eating gruel and biscuits in a german hospital they could find out the reason of my illness. A 3 cm long chap in the stomach lining caused by a badly vomitting. But, ..."doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" and in this case the injury is healing. A special thanks again to the Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, it's staff was taking care of me in a touching and unbureaucratic way. Also a big thanx to the airline KLM, which provided a unbelievably great service. I also wanna say thanx to Chris [Bay, vocalist/guitarist], who joined me in this difficult situation, supported me and was there for me. Now I'm ready for a new show on Friday, 25 August in Oberwolfach, this time without blood soup, but with fennel tea and cakes!"

On August 11, 2012, the band had just completed its set at Bloodstock and was heading for the airport when Saemann fell ill. Staff at KLM Airlines keep close watch and care as they flew the band back to Nuremberg. Freedom Call is currently touring in support of the latest album "Land Of The Crimson Dawn" (reviewed here).

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