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In a recent update, renowned rock band Five Finger Death Punch has released an official statement regarding their Temple of Metal concert series.
Lead singer Ivan Moody, who is currently recuperating from a hernia surgery and the subsequent complications, is under strict medical guidance, dictating the earliest feasible date for their triumphant return to the stage.
Regrettably, the band has encountered setbacks, resulting in their unavoidable withdrawal from three upcoming shows, where they were scheduled to open for the legendary Metallica across Europe. As fans eagerly await their electrifying performances, they must now exercise patience and understanding, as Five Finger Death Punch's much-awaited comeback has been postponed.
With the paramount concern being Ivan Moody's recovery and well-being, the band has decided not to rush his return, prioritizing his health above all else. Thus, they have resolved not to grace the stage again until at least June 12, and perhaps even later, depending on the pace of his recuperation.
Statement from the band
"Ivan went to the emergency room a few days ago with some complications from his recent hernia surgery. While he is in the best possible medical care, his doctors have advised he must not perform any strenuous activity until, at the minimum, June 12, 2023.
As a result, we won't be able to proceed as planned with the European shows prior to that date. He is being followed closely by his medical team who will continue to monitor his progress and will advise as to when he can return to performing.
We were genuinely looking forward to the dates and the decision to cancel was not made lightly, but Ivan's health & well-being are our utmost priority. We apologize for any inconvenience and are grateful for your understanding and support during this time.
We are all looking forward to returning to the stage as soon as Ivan has made a full recovery.
Five Finger Death Punch."