Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has been arrested in connection with the death of a fan, according to a Czech news site.
In a post on Metal Sucks, it was revealed that band were forced to cancel their show at Prague's Rock Café (June 28).
The news report suggests that the vocalist has been taken in for questioning by the authorities following an incident on May 24, 2010, where a physical altercation took place between Blythe and a fan during a show at the Abaton venue in Prague. The fan later died as a result of his injuries.
A spokesperson for the band has said that Randy was "wrongly accused, lawyers are dealing with it, and we expect him to be fully exonerated."
Update (Friday 29 June, 10.30am): an official statement from the band given to Kerrang! reads: "It is in the hands of the band's attorneys who are confident that Randy will be fully exonerated."
Update (Friday 29 June, 4.20pm): a statement from the band's US press officer reads as follows:
"LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.
Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate."
We will bring you more news as it becomes available.