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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer IVAN MOODY Gets Eye Injury From Laser Beam While Performing Live

Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody recently injured his right eye after a laser beam hit it directly during the band's performance at 'Welcome To Rockville'

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH vocalist Ivan Moody recently injured his right eye after a laser beam hit it directly during the band’s performance at the ‘Welcome To Rockville‘ festival in Daytona Beach, Florida on Thursday (May 19).

On Thursday night, Ivan shared a video message to his Instagram describing the incident, saying (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “During the set I got overheated, and I walked back and I passed out… I was grabbing towards Charlie’s [Engen, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer] kit. And the heat — it was exhausting. Charlie almost passed out too. And I reached for a cymbal and I felt myself going under. And so I ran back. And I was okay. My [guys] helped me out. And as I’m coming back onstage, one of the lasers kicked backwards, ’cause I tripped basically over it, and it shot me in the eye. And these things are like… they basically have the power of a minor supernova; they’re really bad. If you put your phone up to one of ’em, it’ll actually black out your screen.

“So, anyway, I’ve gotta go back [home] to [Las] Vegas and I’ve gotta see a real eye doctor,” he continued. “And hopefully it’s okay. I can’t see out of it right now. It’s, like, have you ever stared at the sun or a lightbulb and you get that green light — it blackens it out. Imagine that times, like, a thousand. They thought my retina was separated; that’s how bad it was.

“So when I go to Europe here in a couple of weeks, you all might be seeing me with a fucking patch on my eye,” he said, referencing the fact that FIVE FINGER is scheduled to launch its European tour on June 12 at Austria’s Nova Rock festival. “Go ahead. Make fun. Don’t care. But it is what it is. I had a blast. Like I said, I’m really sorry. I felt like I got exhausted [during the Welcome To Rockville set] — the weight of the humidity. 85 percent humidity in 90-degree weather, it takes a toll. And I saw a lot of you falling down. And when I went to the E.R., there were a lot of you out there.”

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s ninth studio album, “AfterLife“, is set to arrive on August 19.

 

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