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ALEXI LAIHO IS, LIKE, SERIOUSLY ILL, STILL IN THE HOSPITAL

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Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom

When news broke yesterday that Children of Bodom frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho had been hospitalized with “extreme stomach pains” I didn’t pay it much attention. I’ll stop short of saying I wrote it off, but I thought to myself, “Shit, that really sucks but it doesn’t sound too serious, hopefully he’ll be out and back on stage soon.”

Now it seems as if things have taken a turn for the worse. In addition to the shows in Oslo, NO and Malmö, SWE the band already canceled, they’re now being forced to cancel their appearance at the Ruisrock festival in Turku, Finland and Alexi’s condition is being labeled a “serious infection.” What’s with all the ambiguity surrounding Alexi’s illness? Is it apendicitis? If so, why not just say? My gut tells me that this vagary means it could be something really, really serious… I don’t even want to speculate as to what. Let’s all hope that Alexi is OK.

-VN

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