Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Arrested on Manslaughter Charges of a Fan
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been arrested in Prague and charged with manslaughter, it was recently reported.
The singer was detained before the band’s scheduled performance at the Prague venue Rock Café because of an incident that allegedly took place back in 2010, also in Prague. According to reports, the group was playing a show at Club Abaton when a fan jumped onto the stage and was injured in a tussle, reports say. The fan later died, and it is reportedly a result of the injuries he received at the show.
Prague police issued a brief statement that has been translated: “We have arrested the singer and charged him with the crime of bodily harm of 4th degree and resulting in the death of the fan.”
Maria Ferrero, the Lamb of God publicist, spoke on behalf of Blythe and said that he was “wrongfully accused” and that “lawyers are dealing with it, and we expect him to be fully exonerated.” It is reported that footage of the 2010 show is widely available on YouTube, but as of yet there has been no video of the alleged incident found.
Lamb of God was forced to cancel the show scheduled after Blythe’s arrest. The Virginia group is in the midst of a worldwide tour to support their most recent album, Resolution. That album, the seventh studio album by the band, was released in January and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart and number one on the Rock Chart.
The band has yet to release an official statement on the arrest, though their Twitter account was updated with a post that read simply, “#freerandyblythe.”
As for the current tour, Blythe previously said the timing couldn’t be better for the trek.
“It’s 2012, the year of the Mayan calendar, according to some, say the world is going to end,” he said. “What better time than to embark on a world tour?”