FFDP Issue Statement on Singer Ivan Moody’s Health

FFDP Issue Statement on Singer Ivan Moody’s Health
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Late last year when Metallica announced their latest album “72 Seasons” and the subsequent world tour that is now underway, they revealed a host of special guests that would rotate throughout the trek. 

Support acts for the tour vary by city and date but guests include Pantera, Ice Nine Kills, Mammoth WVH, Greta Van Fleet, Architects, Volbeat and Five Finger Death Punch. 

Sadly for the the latter of those bands listed, FFDP singer Ivan Moody has been unable to perform resulting in the cancelation of appearances on both the Metallica tour as well as other scheduled shows. Moody posted that he has been advised by his doctor not to perform until at least June 12. FFDP’s next scheduled show with Metallica is set for June 14, and the singer previously said he would not miss any more shows. 

“Ivan went to the emergency room a few days ago with some complications from his recent hernia surgery,” Five Finger Death Punch posted in a statement. “While he is in the best possible medical care, his doctors have advised he must not perform any strenuous activity until, at the minimum, June 12, 2023. As a result, we won’t be able to proceed as planned with the European shows prior to that date. He is being followed closely by his medical team who will continue to monitor his progress and will advise as to when he can return to performing.”

“We were genuinely looking forward to the dates and the decision to cancel was not made lightly, but Ivan’s health & well-being are our utmost priority. We apologize for any inconvenience and are grateful for your understanding and support during this time. We are all looking forward to returning to the stage as soon as Ivan has made a full recovery.”

Moody said his issues stemmed from a video shoot. 

“I was jumping around a little bit and I felt something pop,” he said in a video message. “I didn’t think much of it. The next day I went to rehearsal, and again, something was a little off, so I took myself to the doctor and he sat me down and he told me that he was surprised I was still walking. He informed me that I had three hernias and offered to do them right then and there. It was quick.”

“I thought it would have been easy. However, having all three done at the same time was a shock to my system, to say the least, using of course my diaphragm and my stomach to sing, and you can hear it in my voice, I can’t really talk that heavy right now. To be honest, it feels excruciating sitting upright.”

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