Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe arrested in Prague for manslaughter

By Justine Espersen

Lead singer of metal band Lamb of God has been arrested in the Czech Republic after being connected to the death of a fan who jumped onstage during a concert in 2010, according to the Associated Press.

American singer Randy Blythe was taken into custody for questioning prior to the band’s scheduled performance at the Hard Rock CafĂ© in Prague, according to The New York Times.

Blythe was later arrested Friday as police spokeswoman Jana Rosselerova told AP was accused of causing bodily harm resulting in death. A court is set to rule on Saturday to determine if they are to continue his detention.

Despite these allegations, Lamb of God’s publicist Maria Ferrero, said in a statement that no formal charges have been made and the case remains under investigation.

“This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance, Ferrero said in an interview with MTV News. “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.”

The claimed incident occurred during a show at Club Abaton of Prague in May 2010.

Brother Mark Blythe told CBS News affiliate WTVR of Richmond, Va., that the manslaughter charge is “bogus and outrageous and will be dropped immediately.”

Blythe faces five to 10 years in prison if the allegations are confirmed, according Czech media Novinky.

2 Responses to "Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe arrested in Prague for manslaughter"

  1. Elena pietri   July 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    You go to a concert you definitely want to meet your artist but it gives no one the right to break the rules, not once but several timesmaybe it could have been dealt with diferently but it was just a reaction. If I were being rushed continuously my reaction would be to punch and shove back…. Im sorry the kid died but everyone has to have self control.

  2. Pete4rock   July 1, 2012 at 12:18 am

    The boy was only 19, he paid to go in, the show directors are liable and negligent because security could not reach the boy in time, reasonable care should have been taken to prevent anyone reaching the stage. Having said this it was not neccessary for the lead singer to harm his fans, he is ultimately liable and guilty of man slaughter. This case indeed has criminal and civil legal issues to be addressed.


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