Holy shit, Ivan Moody got injured in perhaps the most rock and roll way possible. According to the Five Finger Death Punch singer, during the band’s recent Welcome to Rockville set, he accidentally got shot in the eye with an onstage laser.
Before we go any further: we’re not trying to belittle the extent of Ivan’s injury by saying it’s ‘rock and roll,’ as those motherfuckin’ lasers are hardcore. We’re more just saying that it’s not an injury your average shmuck would ever deal with.
Anyway, so: in a video on his Instagram, Ivan said hello from the hospital, surrounded by dehydrated concertgoers and hospital staff, and explained:
“For anyone who saw the show, I looked directly into one of our high-powered lasers that has the wattage of a small supernova — I’m making that up…”
Later, Moody elaborates:
“I dunno, I went to grab my drummer’s kit and my eyes started going black…”
In a since-deleted post transcribed by Blabbermouth, Moody also explained to his fans:
“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. 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.”
Dude, ain’t no one gonna make fun of you for that! First off, rock stars are one of three people who are totally allowed to wear eyepatches (the other two being pirates and Nazi officers in movies). Second, you got shot in the eye by a laser. You’re good, man.
Anyway, we wish Ivan a speedy recovery; we’d say stay away from the lasers, but being near lasers is literally his job. Meanwhile, the band have also announced a U.S. tour with Megadeth, The Hu and Fire From The Gods, so show off your awful wolf tattoo at one of the following dates:
Fri Aug 19 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [tickets]Sat Aug 20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater [tickets]Tue Aug 23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater [tickets]Wed Aug 24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater [tickets]Fri Aug 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion [tickets]Sat Aug 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]Tue Aug 30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]Thu Sep 1 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]Fri Sep 2 – Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman [tickets]Tue Sep 6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]Wed Sep 7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [tickets]Fri Sep 9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach [tickets]Sat Sep 10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [tickets]Mon Sep 12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]Wed Sep 14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]Thu Sep 15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion [tickets]Sat Sep 17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater [tickets]Sun Sep 18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]Tue Sep 20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [tickets]Wed Sep 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake** [tickets]Fri Sep 23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain [tickets]Sat Sep 24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium [tickets]Tue Sep 27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater** [tickets]Wed Sep 28 –Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center [tickets]Fri Sep 30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]Sat Oct 1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center [tickets]Tue Oct 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center [tickets]Wed Oct 5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre [tickets]Fri Oct 7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds [tickets]Sat Oct 8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]Mon Oct 10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]Wed Oct 12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP [tickets]Fri Oct 14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [tickets]Sat Oct 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater [tickets]