Blythe at 2004's Ozzfest
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Last Friday, reports emerged from Czechoslovakia stating that Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe had been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter regarding an altercation that left a concert attendee dead due to resulting injuries.
According to repeated reports from the BBC, the May 2010 incident, which can be seen on YouTube, began when a fan attending a Lamb of God concert tried to get on stage after Blythe began chanting "come on up" to the crowd. As the concert goer made his way up, Blythe pushed the fan off stage, causing the young man to fall backwards onto the security railing which resulted in a direct blow to the head.
Fans attending the concert as well as Lamb of God bandmembers have given conflicting reports about what led up to the incident - although all agree Blythe pushed the fan off stage.
Today, it has been reported that Blythe has been freed from prison in the Czech Republic after posting $200,000 bail following his arrest – an amount the singer boasted he makes in a year.
Blythe will be unable to leave to confines of the former Soviet bloc nation as he is considered a flight risk and must remain in the country pending further court action.
Police had been waiting for Blythe when Lamb of God arrived in the Czech Republic last week and was promptly arrested at Prague airport in connection with the death of the 19-year-old fan simply known as Daniel N, who fell in a coma and passed away of internal bleeding as a direct result of the 2010 incident.