This fucking sucks. I hate to think of Arch Enemy’s frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz all bruised and battered.
But Alissa, the trooper she is, has been performing despite a compound fracture to one of her ribs.
She has sustained other injuries as well in the fall from a stage riser during a stop on the band’s current European tour.
“Thank you for the love and well wishes, everyone who has written to me! It really does help, seriously! As someone who avoids drugs at all costs, I take a pretty mind-over-matter approach to physical pain, so I’m finding ways of coping with the pain on stage and keeping my body horizontal when off stage.
“Anyone at that show who saw me body slam through the fucking riser could imagine there would be some damage. But, I’m a stubborn fuck and I waited a few shows before going to get X-rays, ultra sounds and blood tests. The damage to my head, arms and legs is just bad bruising, there is no apparent organ damage and no internal bleeding.
“Unfortunately there is a compound break on one rib and severe bruising around several others. Good news is that the pieces of the rib are well aligned to heal back in place! The doctor forbade me to continue playing shows… But canceling shows would hurt way worse. Today felt a bit better.. I could breathe with less pain and I am almost able to stand up/sit down without pain.”
This woman needs to marry me.
“Can’t wait to heal this shit so I can work out again. The shows have been just amazing, thank you! I look forward to destroying many more stages with you guys (and to hopefully avoid destroying myself from now on). Horns up!”
Arch Enemy releases its new album War Eternal on Tuesday.
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