Randy Blythe, the singer of metal outfit Lamb of God, has been arrested, accused of the manslaughter of a fan.
WTVR, a CBS affiliate in Richmond, Va., reports the singer was arrested when the band played in Prague last night. The incident in question occurred on May 24, 2010 at their last Prague show, when the victim died of a injury following a fall from the stage. WTVR‘s report claimed that the incident involved a strike, or a fight, but Lamb of God’s management have issued a statement, explaining that “no formal charges have yet been made”, and that “the case is only in the investigation stages.”
“Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved,” management said. “This incident deals with a fan that three times during a 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.” Lamb of God will make a full, presumably more detailed official statement on Monday.
Lamb of God’s publicists have also stated that Blythe was “wrongly accused, lawyers are dealing with it, and we expect him to be fully exonerated.”