Lamb of God Frontman Randy Blythe Has Assured Fans He Is "Fine" After He Was Attacked By A Group Of Thugs In Ireland, And Credited A Cab Driver With Saving Him From A Serious Beating.
The rocker was assaulted by a gang of men outside a venue in Dublin, Ireland on Monday night (09Nov15) ahead of the band's concert in the city, during which he dedicated a song to his assailants.
Blythe has now opened up about the terrifying incident in a post on his Instagram.com page, revealing the thugs hit him on the head and stole a number of personal items including his glasses, hat and electric cigarette.
The singer insists he was not seriously hurt in the attack, but fears his injuries could have been a lot worse if a taxi driver had not scared the group away.
"I walked one block away from my hotel to take some (pictures)... I looked up & saw 5 or 6 teenage dudes (16 to 18 year olds?) in hoodies & track pants spreading out around me," he writes in an Instagram.com post. "One kid drew up to my left getting close & blam (sic) - someone else hit me in the head from behind with something (I think they had a stick or whatever) - I saw stars for a second, then I heard car horns & a cabbie was driving at these kids & I was standing in the street trying to shake it off...
"Like all cowards & weaklings all over the world, they came at me in numbers and struck from behind. I never even had a chance to smash one of the little s**ts because the cabbie (thank you, whoever you are) scattered them while I was regaining my wits."
Blythe goes on to reveal the attackers took a number of his belongings including his spectacles, but he is grateful not to have been more badly hurt.
"So now my glasses are gone (but I have contacts)," he explains. "I have a split open elbow & a bit of a headache (but it could have been much, much worse- I could have caught a knife). I remain grateful - I'm fine. I've been in some of the sketchiest neighborhoods on earth & escaped unharmed, but last night I got distracted & forgot my street smarts for a couple of minutes. That was very, very stupid of me, & I paid the price. So lesson learned here is stay alert, y'all."
The rocker also insists he is not going to let the experience put him off coming to Dublin again in the future.
"Dublin - I still love you," he adds. "I'm not afraid to come here, it's a lovely city, but... please neuter & spay your feral children, because next time they might club someone whose head isn't as hard as mine & kill them. They didn't even try to rob me, they just wanted to hurt someone, anyone - it was nothing personal for them - this makes me very sad for these children."