Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Humbled By Fan Support, Calls Charges Ludicrous.
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is back home.
After spending nearly five weeks imprisoned, he was finally released from Pankrá c Prison in Prague, Czech Republic.
In a statement released today, Blythe promises to return to the Czech Republic to stand trial if he is asked to do so. Of course, Blythe also thanked fans and friends for their undying support and maintains his complete innocence.
Blythe also states that while imprisoned, he was unaware of the support he was receiving and how his case was being viewed so as soon as he found out, he was obviously overwhelmed.
“I cannot express how emotional it made me upon my release to read about even a fraction of the voices that were raised on my behalf. From legends in my music community, to fans across the world, and even people who were previously unaware of my existence but sympathized with my plight — I am truly humbled. I cannot thank you enough for your thoughts and prayers.”
Blythe also mentions that he was treated fairly while imprisoned.
“While I maintain my innocence 100 percent, and will do so steadfastly, I will not hide in the United States, safe from extradition and possible prosecution. As I write this, the family of a fan of my band suffers through the indescribably tragic loss of their child. They have to deal with constantly varying media reports about the circumstances surrounding his death. I am charged with maliciously causing severe bodily harm to this young man, resulting in his death. While I consider the charge leveled against me ludicrous and without qualification, my opinion makes no difference in this matter. The charge exists, and for the family of this young man, questions remain. The worst possible pain remains. It is fairly common knowledge amongst fans of my band that I once lost a child as well. I, unfortunately, am intimately familiar with what their pain is like. Therefore, I know all too well that in their time of grief, this family needs and deserves some real answers, not a media explosion followed by the accused killer of their son hiding like a coward thousands of miles away while they suffer. … I will act with honor, and I will fight to clear my good name in this matter.”
Randy Blythe, you are a good man, respectable and honorable in every way.
I hope this clears out soon so you can go back to music and the family goes back to mourning in peace or finding closure.