In case you just woke up, Randy Blythe was arrested yesterday in Prague, Czech Republic on allegations of manslaughter stemming from a 2010 concert where he got into an altercation with a fan, and the injuries the fan sustained from that altercation resulted in the fan’s death. Randy is currently being held in a Czech prison and now Novinky.cz, the site originally reporting the story is elaborating on what punishment Blythe could potentially face: “For bodily injury resulting in death under section 146, paragraph 4 of the criminal code threatens Blythe five to ten years in prison.”
Adrenaline PR, the Lamb of God publicist released this expanded official statement, painting a more defined picture of what happened:
“Lamb of God Management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, 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.
“Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.”
More as we get it.