News Segment


July 8, 2006

W.A.S.P. Regrets to announce the postponement of the upcoming European Festivals in July.

While doing a routing physical, singer Blackie Lawless was diagnosed with an abnormality in one of the arteries leading to his heart. Doctors have advised Blackie to not travel for the next 30 days to avoid complications from the medications prescribed to him. Blackie is doing fine and has had no physical damage in any way, but the postponement of the upcoming shows is very necessary to avoid any possible complications.

Blackie wishes to thank all those who are concerned for him and cannot wait for the Word Tour that begins later this year. In his own words Blackie says “I have been extremely lucky to be able to avoid a problem that could have been potentially life threatening years down the road if I hadn’t been fortunate enough to be diagnosed early, thanks to that I have avoided a potential serious problem!”

The Doctors say Blackie will be good as new in just a few weeks!!

Thanks to all.

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