Lamb Of God Frontman Arrested

Euro media outlets are reporting that Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic resulting from a 2010 incident in which a fan died.

Blythe was arrested June 29 shortly before the band was to play Prague’s Hard Rock Café, according to London’s Sun newspaper.

Yesterday’s arrest stems from an incident that occurred at the Abaton nightclub two years ago in which a fan reportedly died from injuries occurred after jumping on stage. Prague authorities claim Blythe was responsible for the fan’s injuries and resulting death.

“We have arrested the singer and charged him with the crime of bodily harm of fourth degree and resulting in the death of a fan,” a Prague police statement said, according to the Sun.

Although Lamb Of God’s management issued a brief message saying an “official statement” would be released Monday, it took issue with media outlets’ reporting on the arrest, saying “no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages” and that it “would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.

“Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.”

Currently touring Europe, Lamb Of God is scheduled to play the With Full Force Festival in Roitzschjora, Germany today,and the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday.