CHILDREN OF BODOM Officially Drops Off LAMB OF GOD Tour

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have officially dropped off the "No Fear Energy Tour" with LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, GOD FORBID and MUNICIPAL WASTE. The band's frontman, Alexi Laiho, broke his shoulder late last month when he was ejected from his bunk as a result of the group's tour bus taking an irregularly harsh sharp turn and was ordered by doctors earlier today to refrain from performing any more shows to avoid exacerbating the injury. CHILDREN OF BODOM soundman Kal "K-Man" Kaercher writes on his Twitter page, "Going home. Sorry. Doctor said [Alexi] should not play. It is better than fucking himself up for good. Three-week break; all should be good then."

Affected dates are as follows:

May 09 - Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
May 11 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
May 12 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
May 13 - Albany, NY - Washington St. Armory
May 14 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
May 15 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues

As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM performed an abbreviated, three-song set last night (Friday, May 8) at the New York City stop of the "No Fear Energy Tour".

Fan-filmed video footage of CHILDREN OF BODOM's last song from the New York City show before Alexi's shoulder gave out can be viewed below.

Laiho recently stated about his injuries, "[A couple of weeks] ago I fell out of my bunk in the tour bus and came down pretty damn hard as the driver was taking a sharp turn. It turns out I have a broken shoulder as well as internal bleeding."

CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) recently told Noisecreep about the incident, "It was a normal night. He was in the bunk. Everybody went to bed and he sleeps in the highest bunk. Then at some point, he just woke up and he was trying to get out of the bunk at the same time the bus a little bit turned. It was bad timing. He fell down on the floor all the way from the bunk. I woke up and I helped him up. He was complaining that his neck hurts a little bit. Then he went back to bed."

A couple days later, Laiho sought a doctor's advice, according to Henkka. "It was pretty bad," he said. "X-rays showed there's a broken shoulder and internal bleeding. It should take six to four weeks to heal."

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