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Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho Rushed to Hospital With Extreme Stomach Pain

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Mary Ouellette,

Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho was rushed to a hospital in Oslo, Norway, Tuesday night (July 3), suffering from extreme stomach pain.

The popular Finnish heavy metal band canceled tonight’s show in Norway and tomorrow night’s show in Sweden, saying that they are still waiting for a diagnosis while urging fans to keep their fingers crossed. One thing doctors did tell the band is that Laiho will not be able to perform for at least 48 hours.

Children of Bodom recently signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. They are slated to start work on a new album in the fall for a 2013 release. Read the band’s full statement on Laiho’s hospitalization from their official Facebook page below:

It is with great regret that we are forced to cancel tonight’s show in Oslo as well as tomorrow night’s show in Malmö.

Alexi was rushed to the Oslo hospital earlier this evening with extreme stomach pain. The doctors in the emergency unit checked him and while we are still waiting for a diagnosis, they made clear that he will not be able to perform within the next 48 hours.

We apologize to all our fans who have bought tickets to these shows – we will try to reschedule both Oslo and Malmö at the earliest possibility. Keep your fingers crossed with us that Alexi will get well again soon!”

Henkka, Roope, Janne, Jaska

The band is slated to play a handful of additional July shows in their home country of Finland. As of now, those shows are still scheduled to take place.

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