As we reported yesterday, OPETH‘s frontman Mikael Akerfeldt took a tumble on MASTODON‘s tour bus and ended up with a rather nasty looking gash on his head. Mikael has since released a statement about what happened, as well as reassuring fans that he has not had a car accident or brokwn any bones. See what he had to say below:
Hi guys! I’m writing from beyond the grave. Seriously, I was not in a car crash and I haven’t broken my arm. All that happened is I hit my head in mastodons tour bus as I was getting a new pair of (red) underwear out from my suitcase. Wish the story was more rock and roll, believe me.
Anyways I split my head open down to the skullbone and had to be taken to the emergency. They gave me a bunch of shots in the wound, cleaned me up and stapled my head shut with 8 metal staples. Head is sore and if I smile it feels like the wound is gonna burst open again, but I’ll be on stage by tomorrow again.
I feel extremely disappointed that we couldn’t play at the myth in Minneapolis, but paramedics told me I couldn’t. We will reschedule the show for our next trip to the USA. So all rumors of me being in a car crash are false. I did crash my head into a car though, well…a bus really. Sorry for disappointing our fans in Minneapolis but I hope you understand.
See you next time. Best. Mikael
Check out his rather fetching looking head staples below: