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Machine Head Frontman Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Machine Head has pulled out of the Dethklok tour due to frontman Robb Flynn needing to undergo emergency surgery on his…well, on his… Oh, for the love of…IT’S ON HIS NUTS! Okay, so not so much but his nuts are in excruciating amounts of pain due to a hernia in his guts which press down upon his testicles. As a result of this surgery, doctors told Robb that he couldn’t sing for a few weeks. Below is a message from Robb explaining the situation as well as a photo of him in the hospital.

Make sure to check out our review of Machine Head’s latest album Unto The Locust as well as our exclusive interview with Robb last year.

Robb Flynn:

I’ve been toughing out an inguinal hernia below my waistline since June of last year, and a few months ago got a second hernia in my nuts. What basically happens is my guts drop into my nuts, and it looks like I have a third testicle (man, I can hear the jokes already!) It hasn’t been that painful, and I’ve gone to the doctor a few times to take care of it, but he said after surgery I probably couldn’t sing for a few weeks, and since that wasn’t going to happen, I scheduled it for January when I had a break.

Unfortunately, after the last few shows, my guts have been very swollen and hard to push back in. Yesterday, the pain was excruciating and I went to the emergency room last night. They said that I need surgery.

I will be doing my damnedest to rejoin the tour in a couple weeks. Thanks to all the fans, bands, and crew for understanding. I’m determined to see you all soon and finish what has been a great freakin tour!

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