SAXON's Nigel Glockler had to have his nose reattached Friday night after he was attacked by a dog.
The drummer revealed his injuries in a Facebook post, saying that it took more than 100 stitches to repair the damage.
Glockler, who underwent emergency brain surgery back in 2015, wrote: "I was at the pub last night, petting a dog when it decided it did not like my face and took off half my nose.
"I've had over 100 stitches inside and out of the nose and it's been reattached.
"My wife Gina says between this and the scar on my scalp I should change my name to FrankenNigel. The good news is, no problems for the upcoming shows — see you soon!"
SAXON has announced a string of U.S. tour dates, following the successful tour with JUDAS PRIEST earlier this year and prior to the band's appearance on the 2019 Monsters Of Rock cruise out of Florida.
Singer Biff Byford recently told Moshpit Passion that SAXON is planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2019.
Although SAXON was formed in 1977, the band's debut album didn't arrive until two years later.
Byford and guitarist Paul Quinn are the sole remaining original members in the group's current lineup, which issued its 22nd LP, "Thunderbolt", earlier this year.
Originally from South Yorkshire, England, SAXON has gone on to sell about 23 million albums and has produced such classic songs as "Denim And Leather", "Princess Of The Night", "Wheels Of Steel" and "Power And Glory".
In addition to Byford, Quinn and Glockler, SAXON's current lineup includes bassist Nibbs Carter and guitarist Doug Scarratt.