According to Blabbermouth, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was arrested yesterday while the band was in the Czech Republic and accused of manslaughter. The arrest stems from a May 2010 concert in at the Abaton venue in Prague where a fan ran up on stage and an altercation with Blythe followed where allegedly the fan was struck with a microphone. The man later died from injuries sustained at the show. Yesterday the police brought Blythe in for questioning prior to their scheduled show for questioning. Lamb of God’s PR team released this statement today:
“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.
Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.”
As more details come about we’ll be reporting back on the story.