Machine Head's Robb Flynn Having Surgery This Week

(TeamRock Radio) Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn is to have a gallstone in his gallbladder removed - just weeks before the band head out on tour. He expects to go under the knife tomorrow (Tuesday) after doctors advised him the pain caused by a gallstone they'd found would make life on the road unbearable.

He says in a video: "I had food poisoning about a week ago and I've had this pretty severe pain under my right rib since then. I've been to the doctor a few times but they don't know what it is, so the only way I could get in was to go to emergency. I have a gallstone in my gallbladder and I need surgery to remove it. And I'm getting ready to go on tour in two f***ing weeks, for seven weeks."

But he believes he has no option. "In 2012 I had hernia for a year and a half, and I put it off because I discovered it at the beginning of a tour cycle," he recalls. "It just got too painful on the road. I can't really take the pain and we need to do the tour." Read more here.

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