Ivan Moody Hospitalized Forcing FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH To Cancel Australian Dates
Five Finger Death Punch had the opportunity of a lifetime, opening for Black Sabbath on their final string of dates in Australia. Unfortunately, that won't be happening.
The band was forced to cancel all of their Australian shows after Ivan Moody was reportedly hospitalized in Denver. It is currently unknown why Moody is in the hospital. Live Nation sent out the following announcement about the band's cancellation:
Last Thursday, Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody was hospitalized in his hometown of Denver. He is expected to make a full recovery but it is with deep regret that Five Finger Death Punch will be forced to cancel their appearances in Australia, both with Black Sabbath and as headliners in Sydney and in Melbourne.
It is especially disappointing to Five Finger Death Punch that they will not be able to play before Black Sabbath, a band Five Finger Death Punch has deep reverence for, on Black Sabbath’s last ever shows in Australia.
Ivan and Five Finger Death Punch express their sincere apologies to both their fans and to the fans of Black Sabbath.
Refunds will be available for the band's two headlining gigs in Melbourne and Sidney. But why is Moody in the hospital?
It would be easy to jump to conclusions and assume this has to do with his past history of substance abuse, including the famous onstage metldown a few years ago and claims of domestic abuse, but Moody has been staying out of trouble as of late. Perhaps it's something else? As soon as we find out, we will let you know.