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'Please neuter and spay your feral children' - Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe responds to being attacked by youths in Dublin

Published 10/11/2015 | 09:51

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 28: Singer Randy Blythe of Lamb of God performs at the Las Vegas Village on August 28, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 28: Singer Randy Blythe of Lamb of God performs at the Las Vegas Village on August 28, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 28: Singer Randy Blythe of Lamb of God performs at the Las Vegas Village on August 28, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Randy Blythe, lead singer of heavy metal band Lamb of God, has revealed he was attacked by youths in Dublin before his 3Arena show on Monday night.

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Blythe was attacked by a group of teenagers who hit him on the head with what he thinks was a stick and stole his hat and glasses.

The singer took to Instagram to air his grievances following the gig.

"Last night around midnight I walked one block away from my hotel to take some long exposures- right after I shot this very frame, I looked up & saw 5 or 6 teenage dudes (16 to 18 year olds?) in hoodies & track pants spreading out around me," he wrote on Instagram with a photo of the Samuel Beckett Bridge.

Sometimes doing what you love comes at a price: here's the Samuel Beckett bridge in Dublin, Ireland. Last night around midnight I walked one block away from my hotel to take some long exposures- right after I shot this very frame, I looked up & saw 5 or 6 teenage dudes (16 to 18 year olds?) in hoodies & track pants spreading out around me. "Well, crap, I guess it's on" I thought. I started stepping quickly into the street away from the little cul-de-sac where I was (it was a bad spot to be trapped), trying to keep my eye on all of them at the same time. One kid drew up to my left getting close & BLAM- someone else hit me in the head from behind with something (I think they had a stick or whatever)- I saw stars for a second, then I heard car horns & a cabbie was driving at these kids & I was standing in the street trying to shake it off, because that little fucker had rang my bell pretty good. Like all cowards & weaklings all over the world, they came at me in numbers and struck from behind. I never even had a chance to smash one of the little shits because the cabbie (thank you, whoever you are) scattered them while I was regaining my wits. So now my glasses are gone (but I have contacts), my new Surf City hat w/the Black Flag bars is gone (but I brought another hat), my new e-cig is gone (but I have others), & I have a split open elbow & a bit of a headache (but it could have been much, much worse- I could have caught a knife). I remain grateful- I'M FINE. I've been in some of the sketchiest neighborhoods on earth & escaped unharmed, but last night I got distracted & forgot my street smarts for a couple of minutes. That was very, VERY stupid of me, & I paid the price. So lesson learned here is STAY ALERT, y'all. And Dublin- I still love you, I'm NOT afraid to come here, it's a lovely city, BUT... please neuter & spay your feral children, because next time they might club someone whose head isn't as hard as mine & kill them. They didn't even try to rob me, they just wanted to hurt someone, anyone - it was nothing personal for them- this makes me very SAD for these children. So Dublin, sorry if tonight's show was a little rough- I did my best for y'all...

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He continued, "'Well, crap, I guess it's on' I thought. I started stepping quickly into the street away from the little cul-de-sac where I was (it was a bad spot to be trapped), trying to keep my eye on all of them at the same time."

Bylthe revealed he was attacked with a weapon and knocked to the ground.

"One kid drew up to my left getting close & BLAM- someone else hit me in the head from behind with something (I think they had a stick or whatever)- I saw stars for a second, then I heard car horns & a cabbie was driving at these kids & I was standing in the street trying to shake it off, because that little f***er had rang my bell pretty good," he continued.

He also thanked the cab driver who intervened.

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 28: Singer Randy Blythe of Lamb of God performs at the Las Vegas Village on August 28, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 28: Singer Randy Blythe of Lamb of God performs at the Las Vegas Village on August 28, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

"Like all cowards & weaklings all over the world, they came at me in numbers and struck from behind. I never even had a chance to smash one of the little shits because the cabbie (thank you, whoever you are) scattered them while I was regaining my wits."

Despite sustaining some minor injuries including a split open elbow and a headache, he conceded it could have been "much much worse - I could have caught a knife".

Blythe blamed himself for "losing my street smarts for a couple of minutes.  That was very, VERY stupid of me, & I paid the price".

He advised people in Dublin to stay alert and added that he still loves the city.

"And Dublin- I still love you, I'm NOT afraid to come here, it's a lovely city, BUT... please neuter & spay your feral children, because next time they might club someone whose head isn't as hard as mine & kill them," he said.

"They didn't even try to rob me, they just wanted to hurt someone, anyone - it was nothing personal for them- this makes me very SAD for these children."

Gardai confirmed to Independent.ie that they had not been notified of the incident.

READ MORE: 'It's a lack of proper parenting' - Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe addresses parents of youths who attacked him in Dublin

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