Friday 24 November 2017

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

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)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

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.

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...

A photo posted by D. Randall Blythe (@drandallblythe) on

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.

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