HELLYEAH have been forced to cancel their September dates due to Tom Maxwell’s worsening finger injury. The guitarist previously said he would be undergoing surgery after the shows, but his doctor has since advised him to stop performing until the procedure is done.
“As previously announced, I was scheduled to have surgery following our last show at ‘Blue Ridge Rock Festival‘. My condition has worsened and my physician has advised me against performing again prior to surgery.
I was previously involved in a car accident and broke the middle finger on my left hand. I now suffer from trigger finger, a condition that causes my finger to lock. I received a series of cortisone shots to alleviate the problem, however, the cure rate is about 70%. Unfortunately, that procedure did not work in my case.
I am devastated that my finger has been very stiff and painful. We have been performing at our very best and the support of all those who have paid tribute to Vinnie Paul has really helped us recover from our loss. We will reschedule the headline shows. I’m really sorry we could not perform for you this time… But we will see you soon!
Here’s the cancelled dates:
09/06 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
09/07 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/08 Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
This news comes as HELLYEAH are preparing to release their new album “Welcome Home” on September 27.