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Black Label Society Tour Cancelled Due To Zakk Wylde's Blood Clots


08/27/2009
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(antiMusic) Not surprisingly Black Label Society have pulled the plug on their involvement on the Pedal To The Metal tour due to frontman Zakk Wylde's hospitalization for several blood clots. The tour will go on without them.

As Zakk pointed out in his Twitter update on Tuesday night (see see story, the very act of singing places him in danger of an embolism. He appears to be doing ok, as he took to his Twitter page on Wednesday to joke around with Chris Cornell about who is on more drugs at the moment. Referencing Cornell's posts like "downloading some songs for secret research involving an M R I numerous blood panels and a microwavable pizza" and "She spied on our lives with the little doll eyes." Plus some even stranger ramblings. But apparently Zakk is feeling well enough to keep up on his friends there and we'll take that as a good sign.

While Black Label Society's PR folks are not known to send us updates, a fan forwarded the following announcement to us on Wednesday, which looks official: Black Label Society has performed their last show on The Pedal To The Metal Tour due to the health of frontman Zakk Wylde. Wylde has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs, and has been admitted into the hospital in Eugene, OR this afternoon. Today's BLS appearance in Eugene has been canceled, along with the remaining BLS appearances on the tour.

The Pedal To The Metal Tour will continue without Black Label Society, and the rest of the bands will all be participating throughout the remaining dates on the tour. Please visit www.pedaltothemetaltour.com for tour dates.

BLS apologizes to ticket holders on the remaining Pedal To The Metal dates for the inconvenience, as well as to all BLSNATION Meet & Greet purchasers who gathered for the event this afternoon and in the remaining cities. BLSNATION refunds will be processed promptly.

Further updates on Zakk's medical condition will become available as they are known.



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