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Mikael Åkerfeldt Explains His Head Injury From Earlier This Week

The metal community was in shock when it was reported that Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt might have been in a car accident. Turns out he wasn't. He just hit his head on a bus door. And it was serious! How serious? Well, he posted the photo attached to this post showing how deep that wound went. Ouch! Here is his play by play of the events that led to his injury: 

“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.

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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

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