NEWS: Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) attacked by gang in Ireland!

With Lamb Of God set to begin their UK tour with Megadeth on Sunday (November 8th) in Dublin, frontman Randy Blythe has told how he was attacked by a six man group just hours before the band hit the stage. You can read what the vocalist has to say of it all below:

“I looked up and saw five or six teenage dudes, 16-18, in hoodies and track pants, spreading out around me. ‘Well, crap, I guess it’s on,’ I thought.

I started stepping quickly into the street, away from the cul-de-sac where I was – a bad spot to be trapped – trying to keep my eye on them at the same time.

One kid drew up to my left, getting close, and blam – someone else hit me in the head from behind with something, a stick or whatever. I saw stars for a second.

That little fucker had rung my bell pretty good. Like all cowards and weaklings they came at me in numbers and struck from behind. I never had a chance to smash one of the little shits because the cabbie scattered them while I was regaining my wits.

It could have been much, much worse – I could have caught a knife. I’ve been in some of the sketchiest neighbourhoods on Earth and escaped unharmed, but I got distracted and forgot my street smarts for a couple of minutes. That was very, very stupid of me, and I paid the price’.

The gang dispersed when a taxi driver intervened. Blythe lost a hat, his glasses and an e-cigarette in the incident, and sustained a cut elbow and a headache.