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HATEBREED Bassist Chris Beattie Fell Out Of A Tree!

You will not be seeing Hatebreed performing with longtime bassist Chris Beattie anytime soon. He is currently sitting out after a crazy accident while trying to cut down a tree.

We'll let Chris (pictured, above right next to frontman Jamey Jasta) explain the situation:

"On Monday a large branch fell off a tree I was cutting and knocked the ladder I was on out from under me. I fell eight feet off the ladder onto the sidewalk and luckily was able to throw the chainsaw away from me on the way down. I broke my left wrist and right elbow. I will be going "under the knife" this Friday to correct the breaks and start the healing process. Jamey, Wayne, Matt, Frank and our manager Steve have all been very supportive and I look forward to getting back out on the stage as soon as I can. Please go out and support Hatebreed as they leave for a short US tour today. Thanks to Matt from Shadows Fall for filling in for me. See you soon.”

I can't even imagine the danger of falling that far with a chainsaw in your hand! Chris is a trooper and lucky to have made it out of that as (relatively) easy as he did. As he mentioned, Shadows Fall guitarist Matt Bachand will fill on on the band's upcoming Divinity of Purpose tour. Matt will be pulling double-duty, as Shadows Fall will also be on the tour, along with The Acacia Strain and Battlecross. The tour kicks off tonight in Poughkeepsie. Get the full routing here.

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