Last week, Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe was arrested and detained in a Czechoslovakian prison regarding an incident that occurred at one of the band’s 2010 shows in the Eastern European nation. As reported by The Prague Post, at the show in question, Blythe allegedly shoved a fan from the stage who suffered a brain hemorrhage from the fall, and died after two weeks in a coma. Blythe is being charged with manslaughter. If convicted, Blythe is facing five to ten years in prison.
According to MTV, Blythe posted almost $200,000 in bail on Tuesday, but he is still being detained and may remain in jail for up to 20 days as the police continue to investigate. The rest of his band has released an official statement urging fans that they are trying everything to get their singer home. Here’s what the band said:
First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation. It’s noted and very much appreciated.
We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily.
Within an hour things can do endless 180’s. It’s maddening to try and make heads or tails.
We’re taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark.
We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother who is still detained in Czech jail.
In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident.
Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible.
The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent.
We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend.
- LAMB OF GOD
The band is also accepting donations to Blythe’s legal fund. You can donate here.