Swedish progressive rockers Opeth have posted the following message on their Facebook page about Mikael Åkerfeldt's injury which prevented the band from performing yesterday in St. Paul, Minnesota: "Many have already learned that yesterday's performances at The Myth in St. Paul had to be cancelled due to Mikael having an accident. Right before stage time Mike bumped his head on the tour bus which resulted in a pretty deep cut that required urgent medical attention."

"Mike was taken to hospital which he left a little later with eight stitches and a nasty headache. He's doing OK now and we expect him to be up and running (though slightly slower) again for tomorrow's show and onwards. Mike & the band were very disappointed not being able to play yesterday but thank everyone for their understanding and for the tons of get-well-wishes Mike has received since. The band also thanks their friends in Mastodon for playing an extended set that hopefully kept all who attended happy."



Mike recently updated on the band's FB page about the injury: "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. Mikael"




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Opeth
 
Posted: 08.05.2012 by SSM



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!J.O.O.E.! - 08.05.2012 at 21:18  
I'm sure he'll be fine. I doubt he Akerfeldt anything...
Mr. Doctor - 08.05.2012 at 21:20  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.05.2012 at 21:18
I doubt he Akerfeldt anything...


Is this a reference or a pun I'm not getting? xD




(Was it because of the "feldt=>felt"? In that case I got it...)
BloodTears - 08.05.2012 at 21:21  
Rod is so hilarious sometimes

I'm thinking this is karma for delaying Porcupine Tree's future album with Storm Corrosion, just saying.
Unhealer - 08.05.2012 at 21:21  
That's what you get for smoking weed with Brent Hinds.

!J.O.O.E.! - 08.05.2012 at 21:24  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.05.2012 at 21:20


Is this a reference or a pun I'm not getting? xD




(Was it because of the "feldt=>felt"? In that case I got it...)

You got it.







Finally.
Spirit Molecule - 08.05.2012 at 21:25  
Lol, brent always looks like that and he's quite a cool chap. Damn funny to hang out with especially if he's wearing his assless overalls
Troy Killjoy - 08.05.2012 at 21:28  
What a baller.
Mr. Doctor - 08.05.2012 at 21:28  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.05.2012 at 21:24
You got it.
Finally.
Written by BloodTears on 08.05.2012 at 21:21
Rod is so hilarious sometimes
I'm thinking this is karma for delaying Porcupine Tree's future album with Storm Corrosion, just saying.


Har har I didn't realise this was "let's make fun of rod" day Not my fault I don't apreciate shitty puns.
Also.... Judging by the Storm Corrosion music video that got published in the news a few weeks ago...I think he should delay the release date even more.
PocketMetal - 08.05.2012 at 21:29  
I'm happy he is getting ok and gotta say Mastodon guys are great

this "[insert country ] [insert genre]ers" is really getting old for starting the news post .
J. N. - 08.05.2012 at 21:29  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.05.2012 at 21:28
Har har I didn't realise this was "let's make fun of rod" day

It's always "Let's make fun of Rod" day!
Mr. Doctor - 08.05.2012 at 21:30  
Written by J. N. on 08.05.2012 at 21:29

Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.05.2012 at 21:28
Har har I didn't realise this was "let's make fun of rod" day

It's always "Let's make fun of Rod" day!


I should have seen that one coming though
BloodTears - 08.05.2012 at 21:32  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.05.2012 at 21:28


Har har I didn't realise this was "let's make fun of rod" day Not my fault I don't apreciate shitty puns.
Also.... Judging by the Storm Corrosion music video that got published in the news a few weeks ago...I think he should delay the release date even more.


I do not appreciate your comments about the future PT album.
Mr. Doctor - 08.05.2012 at 21:34  
Written by BloodTears on 08.05.2012 at 21:32

Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.05.2012 at 21:28


Har har I didn't realise this was "let's make fun of rod" day Not my fault I don't apreciate shitty puns.
Also.... Judging by the Storm Corrosion music video that got published in the news a few weeks ago...I think he should delay the release date even more.


I do not appreciate your comments about the future PT album.

What are you going to do about it, uh?

Isn't Storm Corrosion the project of Mikael Åkerfeldt and Steven Wilson? Because you (I think you know) I enjoy PT. I just found the video from that project a yawnfest
Troy Killjoy - 08.05.2012 at 21:35  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.05.2012 at 21:28
Judging by the Storm Corrosion music video that got published in the news a few weeks ago...I think he should delay the release date even more.

By the sounds of that song, you'd think Mikael recorded it using only one arm anyway.
Mr. Doctor - 08.05.2012 at 21:36  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2012 at 21:35

By the sounds of that song, you'd think Mikael recorded it using only one arm anyway.


Hopefully the head injury helped him realise the error of his ways and say goodbye to all that retro progrock shit. I doubt it though.
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.05.2012 at 21:38  
He already suffered head injury before thinking of Heritage
Lokaeda - 08.05.2012 at 22:11  
What the fuck did he crush his head against to have such a wound XD ?
Gopherhawk - 08.05.2012 at 22:12  
I was deciding for a long time whether or not to go to the show at the Myth. Glad I didn't for 2 reasons now.
Susan - 08.05.2012 at 22:16  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.05.2012 at 21:18

I'm sure he'll be fine. I doubt he Akerfeldt anything...


Well played, sir....

Puns
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.05.2012 at 22:17  
Written by Susan on 08.05.2012 at 22:16


Well played, sir....

Puns

I'm glad at least one person appreciated my humour :')
advent - 08.05.2012 at 22:18  
Hope his is fine, want to see the heavy and brutal Mikael is back.
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.05.2012 at 22:18  
Written by Lokaeda on 08.05.2012 at 22:11

What the fuck did he crush his head against to have such a wound XD ?


you don''t have to do much to sustain such a head wound. I had the exact same wound about 7 years ago, just bumped my head lightly against a door post.
Zender 1.8 - 08.05.2012 at 22:33  
X(
InnerSelf - 08.05.2012 at 23:19  
Get well soon Mikael !
And oh, I like Storm Corrosion
J. N. - 08.05.2012 at 23:48  
Written by Lokaeda on 08.05.2012 at 22:11
What the fuck did he crush his head against to have such a wound XD ?

Suitcases are assholes.
Mr. Doctor - 08.05.2012 at 23:54  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.05.2012 at 22:18

you don''t have to do much to sustain such a head wound. I had the exact same wound about 7 years ago, just bumped my head lightly against a door post.


Indeed. It's very easy to have such headwounds. I saw how a friend of mine just slipped and banged his head against his desktop and while it was quite shocking and "his lights" were out for a second or two. I didn't think it was a big deal until we checked on him and we saw one hell of a crack where the skin just opened, you could easily put a finger in "the pocket". The shitty thing is that even if there are no visible sings, it's still better to check out at the hospital... Considering internal injury and shit.

Head injuries are crazy
John Shock - 09.05.2012 at 00:41  
Poor Akerfeltd!
GoldenGod2112 - 09.05.2012 at 02:11  
Way better than what people thought happened. (Broken arm in a car accident) I'm listening to Storm Corrosion right now. It's pretty good. Really atmospheric. Is that how you spell it?
LeChron James - 09.05.2012 at 02:54  
I don't know what the fuck he's talking about. Cracking your dome open while fetching a pair of (red) underwear from a suitcase is pretty rock n roll.
enumaelis - 09.05.2012 at 02:54  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.05.2012 at 21:18

I'm sure he'll be fine. I doubt he Akerfeldt anything...

Yeh, not anymore in Bloodbath
AngelofDeth - 09.05.2012 at 06:10  
Written by PocketMetal on 08.05.2012 at 21:29

this "[insert country ] [insert genre]ers" is really getting old for starting the news post .

True, but it does get the job done and clarifies, for people new to the band. My biggest dislike is the lack of bias in the news, i like that i get true news but sometimes I want a lil spice, ya know. I guess anyway you do it, itll have pros/cons though.

Written by LeChron James on 09.05.2012 at 02:54

I don't know what the fuck he's talking about. Cracking your dome open while fetching a pair of (red) underwear from a suitcase is pretty rock n roll.

hahahaha it is actually is very rocknroll! very Spinal Tap. Id rep that shit...
Dark Blood - 09.05.2012 at 07:18  
Damn, I hope the bus is ok. I wouldn't want to see Mastodon's bus injured.
Troy Killjoy - 09.05.2012 at 07:20  
Written by Dark Blood on 09.05.2012 at 07:18
Damn, I hope the bus is ok. I wouldn't want to see Mastodon's bus injured.

This should seriously be bumped to the top of the thread.
Cynic Metalhead - 09.05.2012 at 07:39  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.05.2012 at 21:38

He already suffered head injury before thinking of Heritage


Nasty blow bro! Heritage was a pretty good album( compared to their previous(excluding Heritage ofcourse!) overrated outputs).
ImperialTroll - 09.05.2012 at 08:46  
He should write a death metal song about that and...oh wait..Mike left Bloodbath -____- anyway get well
J. N. - 09.05.2012 at 09:36  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 09.05.2012 at 07:39
Heritage was a pretty good album( compared to their previous(excluding Heritage ofcourse!) overrated outputs).

Hahah, what a start of the morning. Good one, you.
Fradd - 09.05.2012 at 22:36  
Written by Lokaeda on 08.05.2012 at 22:11

What the fuck did he crush his head against to have such a wound XD ?

these kinds of wound are caused blunt traumas against stretched, supported skin. they appear like cut wounds.
Azarath - 09.05.2012 at 23:27  
Mikael has pretty nails.
Nosurper - 11.05.2012 at 18:32  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWFE-poTaXM
Maxx666 - 12.05.2012 at 10:48  
Well that looks pretty deep.
Black Conundrum - 14.05.2012 at 00:23  
Dang, that cut looks nasty. I hope it heals soon.

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