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Five Finger Death Punch To Miss Several European Festival Shows As Ivan Moody Continues To Recover From Hernia Surgery


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Five Finger Death Punch have issued a statement regarding the newly announced cancellation of their planned live appearance with Metallica this month. The multi-platinum Las Vegas, NV-based outfit missed a show with Metallica last month in Amsterdam, NET after their vocalist Ivan Moody continues to recover from surgery for an acute hernia.

While the band announced at the time they planned to be back out for the group’s European shows with Metallica this month, they were replaced on both dates by Epica this morning.

A statement issued by Five Finger Death Punch today, May 15th, reads as follows:

Ivan went to the emergency room a few days ago with some complications from his recent hernia surgery. While he is in the best possible medical care, his doctors have advised he must not perform any strenuous activity until, at the minimum, June 12, 2023.

As a result, we won’t be able to proceed as planned with the European shows prior to that date. He is being followed closely by his medical team who will continue to monitor his progress and will advise as to when he can return to performing.

We were genuinely looking forward to the dates and the decision to cancel was not made lightly, but Ivan‘s health & well-being are our utmost priority. We apologize for any inconvenience and are grateful for your understanding and support during this time. We are all looking forward to returning to the stage as soon as Ivan has made a full recovery.

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Given the above recovery timeline, Five Finger Death Punch will be forced to pull out of several shows and festivals, in addition to their May 17th shows in Paris and May 28th in Hamburg with Metallica. Affected dates include:

05/21 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
05/31 Bratislava, SLO – Nepela Arena
06/03 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/04 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/08 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/11 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena

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