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Metal Guitarist Heads To Rehab

by Unknown // Tuesday, February 3, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

In flames

 

Metal band In Flames' guitarist, Jesper Strömblad, is heading to rehab. Jesper will NOT be heading out with the rest of the band to cover the upcoming tour in South America, Australia and Japan. No need to worry fans! Niclas Engelin from the Swedish band Engel will fill in on guitar.

The band had this comment: "Jesper has struggled for some time with alcoholic abuse, and decided to sit this [tour] out in order to seek help and focus on rehabilitation and all that comes with it. We all talked about it and together with Jesper, we chose to ask our longtime friend Niclas Engelin, who helped us before, to complete the tour. We are all sad that it needed to come to this, but health comes first. This is something Jesper needed to do for himself and we wish Jesper all the best with his recovery and hope to have him back on the road with us again very, very soon!"

 

Get Well Jesper!

 

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