Opeth Accident: Band Statement (He’s Okay, Folks!)
Earlier today we reported that Mikael Åkerfeldt had apparently been hospitalised and had been rumoured to have suffered a broken arm.
Well, the band have released a statement that not only confirms that he didn’t break his arm, but that we were being overworrying wallies and he should be absolutely fine to continue with the rest of the band’s touring plans! Woo!
“Many have already learned that yesterday’s performances at The Myth in St. Paul had to be cancelled due to Mikael having an accident,” say the guys. “Right before stage time Mike bumped his head on the tour bus which resulted in a pretty deep cut that required urgent medical attention. Mike was taken to hospital which he left a little later with eight stitches and a nasty headache. He’s doing OK now and we expect him to be up and running (though slightly slower) again for tomorrow’s show and onwards.
Mike & the band were very disappointed not being able to play yesterday but thank everyone for their understanding and for the tons of get-well-wishes Mike has received since.
The band also thanks their friends in Mastodon for playing an extended set that hopefully kept all who attended happy.”
A bump on the head is definitely not as bad-sounding as a broken arm. Get well soon Mikael!