Some bummer news for people planning to attend the upcoming Dethklok, Machine Head, All That Remains, Black Dahlia Murder shows.
Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has to undergo emergency surgery.
Things haven't been going in Machine Head's favor. The first few dates were postponed because of Hurricane Sandy, then the Orlando House of Blues banned them from playing the venue for absurd reasons, and now this.
Flynn has been playing through a double inguinal hernia since the tour started in October. He was planning on having the surgery in January, once the touring ended, but the pain became too difficult for him to play through.
Flynn has checked into a hospital and will undergo surgery tomorrow in Minneapolis, before returning to his home in California to recuperate. The band posted the above photo on their Facebook page. Here is what Robb had to say in a post on the band's site:
“I've been toughing out an inguinal hernia below my waistline since June of last year, and a few months ago got a second hernia in my nuts. What basically happens is my guts drop into my nuts, and it looks like I have a third testicle (man, I can hear the jokes already!) It hasn't been that painful, and I've gone to the doctor a few times to take care of it, but he said after surgery I probably couldn't sing for a few weeks, and since that wasn't going to happen, I scheduled it for January when I had a break.
Unfortunately, after the last few shows, my guts have been very swollen and hard to push back in. Yesterday, the pain was excruciating and I went to the emergency room last night. They said that I need surgery.
I will be doing my damnedest to rejoin the tour in a couple weeks. Thanks to all the fans, bands, and crew for understanding. I'm determined to see you all soon and finish what has been a great freakin tour!"
As of right now the band is planning on rejoining the tour on November 24th in Portland, which is less than two weeks away. Revised dates can be found here.
Our thoughts are with Flynn and we hope he has a speedy recovery. He seems to be in good spirits, retweeting jokes fans are making…