It's been quite a media day for Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt, with rumors of mysterious injuries flying around the Internet. Finally, after a ton of discussion, rumors and metalheads everywhere freaking out about the health of their metal hero, Akerfeldt himself has written a detailed and slightly hilarious post about his not-so-hilarious injury.
After initial reports earlier today that Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt broke his arm in a car accident, it turns out that the singer-guitarist missed the band's show last night (May 7) in St. Paul, Minn., after bumping his head while on his tour bus. However, the injury was severe enough to result in a hospital visit, eight stitches and a nasty headache.
Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt was rushed to the hospital last night (May 7) after a car accident in Maplewood, Minn., prior to the band's scheduled show with Mastodon and Ghost. Details on his condition at the moment are scarce, but Akerfeldt is said to have suffered a broken arm in the wreck.
Mikael Akerfeldt Talks Opeth and Storm Corrosion
We recently had the honor of speaking with Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt. Although Akerfeldt is most-renowned for his work in Opeth, the Swedish metal legend has also scrambled brains with death metal side project Bloodbath. However, during our interview yesterday in New York City, Akerfeldt revealed that he is no longer a member of Bloodbath.
The new collaboration between Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, Storm Corrosion, feels like it may have been masterminded by the fateful hands of the musical Gods. The two unlikely collaborators found each other through such happenstance that it raises the question that a higher power may have been hard at work behind the scenes on this one.