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Children Of Bodom Frontman Alexi Laiho Hospitalized In Nashville, Band Cancels Shows

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Update: although no details on the cause of the hospitalization have been revealed yet, the band has announced tonight's (August 9th) show is also cancelled.

August 8th -- At the sold-out show in Nashville, TN on the tour featuring headliners Children of Bodom and Amon Amarth and support acts Huntress and Battlecross, a shocking last-minute revelation came just before the first set via a member of the Bodom crew: Alexi Laiho has been hospitalized, and the band has decided to cancel the set for the evening. No further details were given. MetalUnderground.com correspondent Frank Serafine was on hand at the show to verify the news.

Refunds were offered to attendees that chose to leave after hearing the news, although the promoter announced that the three other bands would still perform and would play extended sets. At this time, the status of the tour is not known. A follow-up statement from the Children of Bodom camp is expected.

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1. Buzz Killington writes:

that idiot is more accident-prone than Cosmo Kramer

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Roo writes:

^Genuis.
Shame for the attendees, but I doubt it's anything serious.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 5:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Garindan27 writes:

I was in the front row last night, the security guard told us it was dehydration. Probably just had to go on an IV for a while to restore his fluids.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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I was the one who broke the news to the security guards up front after hearing the Bodom crew tell their merch crew in the back -- I was just speculating that it was dehydration because of all the boozing the band does and the hot weather tour dates they just played, so "dehydration" is definitely not the official word as to why he's in there.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

Hope Alexi's better now. His past lifestyle catching up with him unfortunately.

Tsemppiรค ja parempia voimisia Alexi!

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. LOU SELBY writes:

Someone might wanna fill alexhi in on the pickle juice solution.
If it is dehydration, its like the 4-5th time he has had this.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Sumell writes:

There was no reason for Laiho's Hospitalization in the news. Is the band informed the media about the reasons?

As a Finn friend of a finnish export metal bands I have followed this band since 1997. I remember the news that Laiho has been in hospital due to alcohol earlier (drank too much whiskey), is his stomach failuring again?

# Aug 10, 2013 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Odyssey writes:

I wouldn't call Alexi out on this; must of been serious enough. Atleast I hope so. I remember a few years back at the Congress He fell out of his tour bus bed or something; and played the night prior and that show or something like that. Anyway, after playing these shows checked into the hospital for enternal bleeding or something.
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-147738.html
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=119773

# Aug 11, 2013 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

I guarantee this is alcohol related, how f***in lame. Partying too hard and not taking care of himself while on tour and now the fans get screwed out seeing a live performance all because Alexi party-boy sh**-show can't hold it together.

# Aug 11, 2013 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jigenuck writes:

Well, he's ok now. Children just played today at Montreal. Alexi was drinking water, no beer while performing, and that was their best performance I've seen from them (out of 3).

# Aug 12, 2013 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. slade900 writes:

must think he is in his 20,s still

# Aug 18, 2013 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Valentine_no_more writes:

The Metal Will Save YOU!

# Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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