Abbath Entering Rehab Following Disastrous Argentina Concert
Abbath has announced he’ll be entering rehab following a recent disastrous performance in Argentina. In a new Facebook post, Abbath admits to his addiction and the need to seek help, which has resulted the cancelation of the black metal legend’s remaining 2019 gigs.
On Nov. 13, Abbath cut a Buenos Aires show short after two songs. After the gig was delayed by two hours, Abbath attempted to begin the show with “Count the Dead” three times before throwing his guitar and jumping into the crowd. After some awkward crowd surfing, the band attempted to begin “Tyrants,” but Abbath threw his guitar into the crowd and left the stage.
The ill-fated show left the crowd demanding refunds. Several violent events also took place outside the venue, which resulted in altercations between metalheads and cops.
Earlier today, Abbath wrote:
Bergen, 25th of November 2019,
Throughout life you’re dealt different decks of cards. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to live my dream, which is writing music, putting out records and touring the world, playing to fans all over the globe. For the most part it has been a tremendous ride, but there’s also been moments where things have gone wrong. Most notably during the recent tour of South America, where we had to cancel shows in Argentina and Brazil.
It’s no secret that I’ve been battling addiction. I have now come to realize that it’s time to pick a fight with this demon. I’ve committed myself to a rehab program that’s going to help me get clean once and for all. I feel more motivated and determined than ever to win this battle.
Due to my program, we need to cancel the December shows that we have scheduled with my other band, Bömbers. We do apologize to our fans that was looking forward to these shows. We will make it up to all of you, and we’re currently working on rescheduling these shows.
Right now I’m very much looking forward to be coming back clean, stronger and more focused and fired up than ever.
Europe and USA, you have been warned, we’ll hunt you down like a thunderstorm next year. Nothing is going to stop us.
As stated above, Abbath has canceled his remaining 2019 with his Motorhead cover band, Bömbers, to work on getting sober.
We’d like to congratulate Abbath for looking after his health and send our best wishes during this difficult time. To leave your own messages for the Immortal icon, leave a comment on his Facebook post above.
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