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W.A.S.P. Frontman Blackie Lawless Breaks His Leg, Band Cancels European Festival Shows

American heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. have announced they have canceled their scheduled appearances across Europe this Summer after lead singer Blackie Lawless broke his leg in a "vehicle related accident."

The cancelled shows include Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Kirunafestivalen and Sommarock in Sweden and the Bang Your Head festival in Germany. A message from W.A.S.P. reads as follows:

"W.A.S.P. will unfortunately be forced to cancel the upcoming European festivals for summer 2013. Blackie Lawless was injured in a vehicle related accident that resulted in him breaking a leg. Complete recovery is expected following surgery. W.A.S.P. apologizes with all sincerity and say to all of our fans that we will be back next year bigger and better than ever. Blackie would also like to thank in advance all of those who wish to make inquiries about his well-being."

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