GAMMA RAY guitarist/keyboardist Henjo Richter, who is recovering after suffering injuries in a fall he took on January 15 on a ferry boat between Stockholm and Helsinki, has issued the following update via the group's official web site:"I've been asked to say something about my injury 'cause I was still missing at the shows in Russia, where again Kasperi [Heikkinen] from GUARDIANS OF MANKIND [Finnish GAMMA RAY tribute band] helped us out and played the guitar beside Kai. First, I want to thank Kasperi for making all shows happen and not bringing me, the band and of course the fans (not to forget the promoters, ehe) in trouble. Sure, I'm very sad that I had to stay at home, thinking 'Guess now they go on stage rocking,' but it was absolutly impossible, otherwise I would have done it. On the other hand, I'm happy for the fans, getting a very special GAMMA RAY show, and Kasperi, who might had a good experience at all playing with the originals. "Last week I underwent another examination at my orthopedist in Hamburg because of too strong pain and by the way my left forearm looked like the one from Popeye. The result is a fracture on the left forearm, I've bruised my ribs and pulled my back. But I already can eat solid food again, ehe... ;) The healing process will take a few weeks and I will start with rehabilitation training soon, hoping everything will cure well, not to play only slide-guitar in the future. ;) And besides, picking my nose for bogeys I could use the free time for writing a new song for the next album, very classic GAMMA RAY melodic speed metal... "Thanx to all of your best wishes and support, and... ...stay away from the towers, eh, frozen steps on ferry boats."
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