Children Of Bodom guitarist Alexi Laiho has broken his shoulder on tour in the US in a tourbus accident.
Alexi was thrown from his bunk when the band's tour bus had to take an irregularly harsh sharp turn.
COB are touring North America in support of the band's critically acclaimed album 'Blooddrunk' alongside Lamb Of God.
Against recommendation, Alexi has decided to remain on tour and will "bite the bullet" to give metal fans the electric live performances they have come to love from the Finnish act, although he will have to wear a sling.
"I came down pretty damn hard as the driver was taking a sharp turn," he said. "It turns out I have a broken shoulder as well as internal bleeding. I am going through a great deal of pain every second that I am awake. However, I can still play the guitar and I will give everything I have to try to finish this tour and play every remaining show!"