Lamb of God Singer Randy Blythe Arrested in Prague, Accused of Manslaughter
News broke last night (June 28) that Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague and now stands accused of manslaughter.
Metal Sucks has translated a Czech Republic news story, reporting that the singer's arrest stemmed from an onstage altercation from May of 2010. A fan reportedly leapt on the stage during the band's May 24 show in Prague and engaged in a physical altercation with Blythe. The fan ultimately died as a result of the injuries he sustained, which lead to Blythe being arrested and charged two years later.
The band canceled its performance at the Rock Café in Prague last night. Though Lamb of God's channels have been quiet, they sent out a single tweet "#FreeRandyBlythe" just last evening.
Maria Ferrero, a spokesperson for the band, told The Examiner that Randy has been "wrongly accused." Lawyers are dealing with the situation and his team expects that he will be "fully exonerated."
Ferrero has since issued the following update on the arrest:
"Lamb of God management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head."