On Tuesday night (July 3) Finnish metal heavyweight’s Children Of Bodom announced that the band’s frontman Alexi Laiho had been rushed to a hospital in Oslo, Norway with, “extreme stomach pain” and as a result; the band would be withdrawing from two upcoming shows. Now, it has been revealed that Children Of Bodom have canceled further performances.
In a post on their official Facebook Page, Children Of Bodom gave an update on Laiho’s health and informed fans that the band would not be playing the Ruisrock festival in Turkey. The band’s full statement can be read below:
“This is not an easy letter for us to write. Alexi is suffering from a serious infection. He is still in hospital in Oslo under supervision of the doctors and we don’t know yet when they will release him.
“We have no choice other than canceling Ruisrock in Turku on Saturday as well. This is a very bitter pill for us to swallow. We had decided to do only two festivals in our homeland this summer to make it real special, and now this.
“We hope that we will be able to make up for this very soon. To all our fans who had been looking forward to rock with us at Ruisrock this weekend, take our apologies and enjoy the festival. In our spirits, we will be there, too.”