after the band's show in Rotterdam, Netherlands supporting SATYRICON.
EVILE frontman MATT DRAKE comments:
"Ol collapsed last night and fractured his jaw and split his chin on the
ground. Luckily his beard absorbed some of the blow. He's been in hospital
and had X-rays and been stitched up, but he's unable to play - he can't
really move - he's a mess. Ol doesn't drink, it seems to be some medical
problem that's being investigated. They did an ECG and we're awaiting
results. Unfortunately we're having to pull out of the tour to get home to
the UK where Ol can recuperate and have some follow-up tests.
"We apologise to all our fans and to anyone planning to see us at the shows.
As you can imagine we're devastated we can't play, but Ol's health comes
first and that's currently our priority. We will update our fans through
the MySpace with news when we're back home. We won't be on any of the
Satyricon tour from today."
EVILE plan to resume touring duties in 2009. Keep up-to-date with news on
OL DRAKE's condition by checking for updates on the band's MySpace page at
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