OPETH frontman Mikael Akerfeldt tripped and hit his head in his tour bus yesterday, which resulted in rumours that he had been in a car accident. Fans will be pleased to hear that he hasn’t broken his arm or been involved in an accident – but he has had to have stitches for the gash in his head. We’re sending many ace vibes his way and hoping he recovers swiftly. You can read the statement taken from OPETH‘s Facebook page below:
Many have already learned that yesterday’s performances at The Myth In St Paul had to be cancelled due to Mikael having an accident.
Right before stage time Mike bumped his head on the tour bus which resulted in a pretty deep cut that required urgent medical attention. Mike was taken to hospital which he left a little later with eight stitches and a nasty headache. He’s doing OK now and we expect him to be up and running (though slightly slower) again for tomorrow’s show and onwards.
Mike & the band were very disappointed not being able to play yesterday but thank everyone for their understanding and for the tons of get-well-wishes Mike has received since.
The band also thanks their friends in Mastodon for playing an extended set that hopefully kept all who attended happy.
Get well soon, Mikael!