Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have released the following statement:
“It is with great regret that we are forced to cancel tonight’s show in Oslo [Norway] as well as tomorrow night’s show in Malmö [Sweden].
“Alexi [Laiho, guitar/vocals] was rushed to the Oslo hospital earlier this evening with extreme stomach pain. The doctors in the emergency unit checked him and while we are still waiting for a diagnosis, they made clear that he will not be able to perform within the next 48 hours.
“We apologize to all our fans who have bought tickets to these shows — we will try to reschedule both Oslo and Malmö at the earliest possibility. Keep your fingers crossed with us that Alexi will get well again soon!”