Swedish glam rockers CRASHDIET have been forced to cancel their March 9 appearance at the Rock The Night festival in Lichtenfels, Germany so that the band’s bassist, Peter London, can undergo surgery after he was diagnosed with spinal disc herniation.
Commented Peter: “Well, as some of you already know, I’ve had some problems with back pains lately. Since December 2010 I’ve been struggling with spinal disc herniation, and unfortunately, right now the pain is just getting worse and worse. I’m simply not able to even stand up for longer than a few minutes at a time. No medicine is working — believe me I’ve tried them all by now. I will have surgery and I hope to be back on my feet within eight weeks or so… Unfortunately, this means that we are forced to cancel the Rock The Night festival show on March 9. Regarding the Shout It Out Loud festival on March 10 [in Mülheim, Germany], we will book a new date that should be announced pretty soon. Sorry my friends!”
As previously reported, CRASHDIET drummer Eric Young fractured his right hand and his unable to perform with his bandmates in December in Rome, Italy; Milan, Italy; and Lichtenfels, Germany. Filling in for him for those shows was Michael Sweet, the “kid brother” of CRASHDIET guitarist Martin Sweet.