Opeth cancel Myth show after singer hurt on tour bus

Swedish prog-metal act Opeth was forced to pull out of their slot opening for Mastodon last night at Myth after singer-guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt bumped his head on the tour bus and cut himself, according to a posting on Facebook. He was hospitalized in the Maplewood area of St. Paul.

Prior to their set, the band's tour manager announced that they would not go on, and Mastodon and Ghost extended their sets to compensate for the change. City Pages' contributor Ryan Siverson was at the show.

Check out a picture of the gash Akerfeldt sustained and read his note to fans below.

Here's an update from Opeth's Facebook page:

Opeth cancel Myth show after singer hurt on tour bus

And here's a message from Mikael himself:

Hi guys! I'm writing from beyond the grave. Seriously, I was not in a car crash and I haven't broken my arm. All that happened is I hit my head in mastodons tour bus as I was getting a new pair of (red) underwear out from my suitcase. Wish the story was more rock and roll, believe me. Anyways I split my head open down to the skullbone and had to be taken to the emergency. They gave me a bunch of shots in the wound, cleaned me up and stapled my head shut with 8 metal staples. Head is sore and if I smile it feels like the wound is gonna burst open again, but I'll be on stage by tomorrow again. I feel extremely disappointed that we couldn't play at the myth in Minneapolis, but paramedics told me I couldn't. We will reschedule the show for our next trip to the USA. So all rumors of me being in a car crash are false. I did crash my head into a car though, well...a bus really. Sorry for disappointing our fans in Minneapolis but I hope you understand. See you next time. Best. Mikael

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