Randy Blythe issues statement about trial, asks fans to stop bashing Czechs

Blabbermouth.net posted the following message from Lamb of God vocalist, which was originally posted on Blythe’s Instagram account. Blythe talks about media accounts of his manslaughter trial — which is currently underway in the Czech Republic city of Prague — and asks fans to not blame the Czech Republic.

Blythe was charged with manslaughter by Czech prosecutors last year, in the 2010 death of Daniel Nosek, who died of head injuries sustained at a Lamb of God concert. Prosecutors allege Blythe caused Nosek’s death by pushing Nosek off the stage during the show. Blythe told the judge during the trial’s first day Monday that he had no contact with Nosek.

Here’s Blythe’s full statement.

“I have read a few news reports of the progress of my case, and trust me — many
things are incorrect. But this is the Internet, and, of course, things are
half-baked anyway. Keep in mind that translation is difficult, and many things
can be lost, for Czech is a VERY DIFFICULT language. So wait and see, as I am.
It is all I can do, except be honest and fight for my freedom in my own way.

“I also have heard of some people (not on here) talking smack about the
Czech Republic, saying, ‘Fuck the Czech Republic,’ etc. This [is] not how it
should be. This is a very sad case, not something to rage at people you do not
know over.

“I am not angry with the Czechs at all. A fan of my band is
dead — what do I have to be angry about? I am an INNOCENT man, but I am also a
very sad man right now. To not be sad in this instance would be inhuman. But mad
at the Czech people? Why would I be mad at them?

“Here, look at this picture — a mother watches her baby. The child reaches out for something new, laughing and chasing a pretty picture in the air. It is the same here as everywhere else. Do you see?!?!?

“Life is beautiful.

“I hope to see y’all soon.”


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