This morning the Graspop Metal Meeting issued the following statement
“Much to our regret both W.A.S.P. and Overkill have been forced to cancel their Graspop show for Saturday 29 June. W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has suffered a broken leg in a car crash. As a result, W.A.S.P. have been forced to cancel their 2013 European summer festival dates, including Graspop Metal Meeting. On the upside, we are pleased to report we have found a suitable replacement in Iced Earth! Overkill is being replaced with Steak Number Eight
A statement on the Official W.A.S.P. website reads :
“W.A.S.P. WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE FORCED TO CANCEL THE UPCOMING EUROPEAN FESTIVALS FOR SUMMER 2013.
Blackie Lawless was injured in a vehicle related accident that resulted in him breaking a leg. Complete recovery is expected following surgery. W.A.S.P. apologizes with all sincerity and say to all of our fans that we will be back next year bigger and better than ever. Blackie would also like to thank in advance all of those who wish to make inquiries about his well-being.”
No Overkill statement was available at time of press release.
Graspop Metal Meeting takes place in Dessel, Belgium on June 28th – June 30th