Behemoth frontman Adam Darski (aka Nergal) has reportedly been rushed to a Polish hospital for an undisclosed illness. According to Polish media reports, Darski was taken to the Department of Hematology at the University Hospital in Gdansk, Poland.
On Thursday, the group cancelled their appearance at Sonishphere in Finland as per the following statement:
"Behemoth have been forced to drop off the Sonisphere Finland show on August 7th due to health issues. It is unclear if any more of their European festival dates will be effected by this or not. More details are expected to be released over the next few days.
The following statement (translated by Google) has been attributed to Nergal:
"I do not want to bore you with details, but I can no longer hide the fact that I was seriously ill and waiting for my multi-stage treatment, which can take up to several months. Thus, we refer the coming summer festivals, planned for September and October tour of Russia and the Baltic States and the November tour of the USA. I know that this is not the best news for you, but health is most important. I've got a rather difficult period, and a lot of work but I became hardened in the fire, is not it? You know me, so that you know that out of this stronger than ever.
"Then all the concerts also will plan from scratch and even greater momentum. At this time, feels good, my head is sfokusowana to fight the disease, everything is under control professionals. I have with me the most wonderful and loving woman, family, team, managers and people from publishing companies who are doing everything to support me. Do not ask for more than just a little bit of patience. I would add that the fact that in the near future we will not be touring with does not go into hibernation. We have a lot to offer you in the coming months, Behemoth will work on many other fronts. In coming days expect release of our latest clip 'Alas, Lord Is Upon Me.' Ensures that this is the most perfect, the most provocative and stimulating I have ever made a picture.
"In addition, finish work on the DVD release trzyp┬│ytowym "Evangelia Heretika" which will be released in November of that year effort Mystic Prod This month we open our shop in the whole world, while working on new designs T-shirts and sophisticated gadgets that are in it available. That would be enough ... we will keep you informed of what's happening in our camp. Horns Up!"
Thanks for the report to Lambgoat.com.