Machine Head Frontman Going Under The Knife, Discusses His Testicles

Robb Flynn

Robb Flynn need surgery — STAT!

So Machine Head will be forced to exit their current North American tour with Dethklok, All That Remains, and The Black Dahlia Murder.

Flynn had planned to go under the knife in January 2013 after completing the tour as he has been playing through the pain of a double inguinal hernia since the trek started in October.

He had hoped to continue the tour despite extreme discomfort, but it’s become too difficult to carry on.

Flynn will undergo surgery tomorrow (November 14) in Minneapolis before returning home to California to recover, rest and recuperate.

“I’ve been toughing out an inguinal hernia below my waistline since June of last year, and a few months ago got a second hernia in my nuts,” says Robb.

“What basically happens is my guts drop into my nuts, and it looks like I have a third testicle (man, I can hear the jokes already!) It hasn’t been that painful, and I’ve gone to the doctor a few times to take care of it, but he said after surgery I probably couldn’t sing for a few weeks, and since that wasn’t going to happen, I scheduled it for January when I had a break. Unfortunately, after the last few shows, my guts have been very swollen and hard to push back in. Yesterday, the pain was excruciating and I went to the emergency room last night. They said that I need surgery.

“I will be doing my damnedest to rejoin the tour in a couple weeks,” says Robb.

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