Eyehategod Drummer Aaron Hill Knifed and Robbed in Mexico
Eyehategod’s Aaron Hill has been assaulted and robbed in Guadalajara, Mexico, informador.mx reports.
The 35-year-old drummer was attacked by three men and a woman not far from the Forum Independence, the very venue where the band was scheduled to play. The assailants reportedly brandished a knife, and left Hill with a five centimeter (roughly two inches) wound on his left side. Luckily, he’s said to be doing okay.
According to the show’s promoter, Show No Mercy, the band “have a driver at their disposal,” but given the close proximity of the group’s hotel to the venue, Hill opted to walk.
You can read Show No Mercy’s entire statement on the matter below (please excuse the poor English translation). Everyone here at MetalSucks is relieved to hear Aaron is alright, and we wish him a full and speedy recovery!
“Today while Aaron Hill walked to the venue he suffered a robbery. They have a driver at their disposal; but they were touring the city all afternoon so he preferred to walk to the venue, for his hotel is very close; when 4 people, 2 Blocks, intercepted and took away their belongings While one of them threatened him and made him a 5 cm wound on the left side. He is well, however it was not possible to continue with the show.
“It should be mentioned that neither forum independence, nor nms, nor Aaron are responsible for this event; for it is not possible that you can not walk safe on the street willing to enjoy your Sunday.
“We appreciate the support of red cross and police Guadalajara for the attentions.
“Enrique Alfaro we hope that this crime will not go unpunished and we can enjoy our city with tranquility.
“During the week we will let you know the refund process.”
Thanks: Juan R.