Gorgoth guitarist Infernus has released a statement revealing he has been hospitalized after being attacked by a person.

On Facebook, the guitarist appeared to follow up on a previously released statement. It leads with a note about a clarification and concludes with a timestamp of Aug. 12 despite being publish today (Aug. 14).

Describing the day of the attack, Infernus writes, "Shortly after our concert here in Bergen at the Beyond the Gates festival, I was attacked by some fat little insignificant," adding, "I was badly injured and inhospitalized [sic] for a fairly complex operation."

It is unclear precisely when and where Infernus was attacked and he does not detail the extent of the injuries or what type of operation was performed. The attack occurred somewhere between Aug. 3 (after Gorgoroth's headlining performance at the Beyond the Gates festival) and before the band's Aug. 11 appearance at the Brutal Assault festival.

Infernus commended his bandmates for playing the latter fest in his absence and "in accordance" with his "will."

With recovery and rehabilitation on the immediate horizon, the lone remaining Gorgoroth founder lamented the cancelation that the band's mini-tour of Mexico in October. He's eyeing a return to the stage in late November and made it clear he will not be fielding requests from the media regarding this incident, ending his statement, "P.S.: no journalists will be granted an interview. [This is] without exception."

The full unedited statement reads as follows:

a short clarification

dear all, i hope this finds you well, specially you who were in jaromer, czech republic, last weekend.
some recent circumstances made me want to give a short comment on the current situation.

shortly after our concert here in bergen, at the beyond the gates-festival, i was attacked by some fat little insignificant. i was badly injured and inhospitalized for a fairly complex operation.

my band, friends and crew went - in accordance with my will - to the brutal assault festival in jaromer friday 11th. in a splendid way: they delivered. i am very proud. love and respect!
as for the next weeks, focus will be upon recovery, rehabilitation and repercussions. some possibilities, including a mexican minitour in october, has been terminated.

the first live show from today will be with massive music at iduna, drachten, holland november 30 2023.

infernus, bergen august 12 2023

ps: no journalists will be granted an interview. without exception.

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