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Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt Comments On Head Injury, Posts Photo


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Opeth frontman/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt has now himself commented on the rampant rumors following a head injury he suffered yesterday, May 07th. Speaking through the bands official Facebook page he offered:

“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.

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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

A picture of Åkerfeldt‘s injury can be found below:

Mikael Åkerfeldt's Head Injury

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