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Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz Broke a Rib, Vows to Continue Touring

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Poor Alissa White-Gluz! She’s only just started touring with Arch Enemy — arguably the most important live performances of her career to date — and the poor woman apparently broke a rib after an on-stage fall from a riser. Being apparently far tougher than most of us, though, the vocalist has vowed to keep on keepin’ on. Says White-Gluz (via The PRP):

“Thank you for the love and well wishes, everyone who has written to me! It really does help, seriously! As someone who avoids drugs at all costs, I take a pretty mind-over-matter approach to physical pain, so I’m finding ways of coping with the pain on stage and keeping my body horizontal when off stage.

“Anyone at that show who saw me body slam through the fucking riser could imagine there would be some damage. But, I’m a stubborn fuck and I waited a few shows before going to get xrays, ultra sounds and blood tests. The damage to my head, arms and legs is just bad bruising, there is no apparent organ damage and no internal bleeding.

“Unfortunately there is a compound break on one rib and severe bruising around several others. Good news is that the pieces of the rib are well aligned to heal back in place! The doctor forbade me to continue playing shows… But cancelling shows would hurt way worse. Today felt a bit better.. I could breathe with less pain and I am almost able to stand up/sit down without pain.

“Can’t wait to heal this shit so I can work out again. The shows have been just amazing, thank you! I look forward to destroying many more stages with you guys (and to hopefully avoid destroying myself from now on). Horns up!”

As someone who seeks out drugs at all costs, I can’t believe that White-Gluz is not only refusing to cancel any shows, but refusing to soldier on with the aid of modern pharmaceutical miracles. Fuck, dude, I take a handful of Advil just for headaches. Color me impressed.

You can get all upcoming Arch Enemy tour dates here.

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