Children of Bodom has had to cancel more shows as Alexi Laiho remains hospitalized in Norway. The band has issued the following statement:
"This is not an easy letter for us to write. Alexi is suffering from a serious infection. He is still in hospital in Oslo under supervision of the doctors and we don't know yet when they will release him.
"We have no choice other than canceling Ruisrock in Turku on Saturday as well. This is a very bitter pill for us to swallow. We had decided to do only two festivals in our homeland this summer to make it real special, and now this.
"We hope that we will be able to make up for this very soon. To all our fans who had been looking forward to rock with us at Ruisrock this weekend, take our apologies and enjoy the festival. In our spirits, we will be there, too."
MTV3 in Finland spoke with the bands promoter, Silke Yli-Sirniö, who stated "Alexi is still in intensive care. I can not talk about his state of health in more detail, but I can say is that he has a very bad stomach inflammation, which has now spread throughout the body. We are all very concerned about her well-being. Promoter, it is not expected that Laiho get away from the hospital a few days yet."