Image for Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Allegedly Bashed By Violent Gang In IrelandLamb Of God live in Melbourne 2013/ Photo: Samantha Thomson

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Allegedly Bashed By Violent Gang In Ireland

Written by Tom Williams on November 10, 2015

Randy Blythe, frontman of legendary heavy metal outfit Lamb Of God, has allegedly been “jumped” by a group of violent youths in Dublin, Ireland, ahead of one of his band’s shows.

Blythe has taken to Instagram to share a photo (below) of Dublin’s Samuel Beckett bridge, which he captured literally moments before he was allegedly surrounded by a group of violent teens.

In the caption of his bridge photo, Blythe says he was attacked one block away from his hotel. “Right after I shot this very frame, I looked up & saw 5 or 6 teenage dudes (16 to 18 year olds?) in hoodies & track pants spreading out around me,” he says.

“One kid drew up to my left getting close & BLAM- someone else hit me in the head from behind with something (I think they had a stick or whatever)- I saw stars for a second, then I heard car horns & a cabbie was driving at these kids & I was standing in the street trying to shake it off, because that little fucker had rang my bell pretty good.”

Blythe calls his alleged attackers “cowards” and “weaklings”, and makes it clear that he might have hit back if he actually had the chance to.

“I never even had a chance to smash one of the little shits because the cabbie (thank you, whoever you are) scattered them while I was regaining my wits.

“So now my glasses are gone (but I have contacts), my new Surf City hat w/the Black Flag bars is gone (but I brought another hat), my new e-cig is gone (but I have others), & I have a split open elbow & a bit of a headache (but it could have been much, much worse- I could have caught a knife). I remain grateful- I’M FINE.”

Blythe says that despite having experienced “some of the sketchiest neighborhoods on earth”, he “got distracted” and forgot his street smarts during his night in Dublin. “That was very, VERY stupid of me, & I paid the price,” he says.

As Blabbermouth reports, Lamb Of God’s Dublin show saw Blythe dedicate the song 512 to his alleged attackers. “This is for the five kids who jumped me. I hope you get your fucking heads kicked in,” he told the crowd.

Catch Blythe’s Instagram post and statement in full, below.

Watch: Lamb of God – 512

Sometimes doing what you love comes at a price: here's the Samuel Beckett bridge in Dublin, Ireland. Last night around midnight I walked one block away from my hotel to take some long exposures- right after I shot this very frame, I looked up & saw 5 or 6 teenage dudes (16 to 18 year olds?) in hoodies & track pants spreading out around me. "Well, crap, I guess it's on" I thought. I started stepping quickly into the street away from the little cul-de-sac where I was (it was a bad spot to be trapped), trying to keep my eye on all of them at the same time. One kid drew up to my left getting close & BLAM- someone else hit me in the head from behind with something (I think they had a stick or whatever)- I saw stars for a second, then I heard car horns & a cabbie was driving at these kids & I was standing in the street trying to shake it off, because that little fucker had rang my bell pretty good. Like all cowards & weaklings all over the world, they came at me in numbers and struck from behind. I never even had a chance to smash one of the little shits because the cabbie (thank you, whoever you are) scattered them while I was regaining my wits. So now my glasses are gone (but I have contacts), my new Surf City hat w/the Black Flag bars is gone (but I brought another hat), my new e-cig is gone (but I have others), & I have a split open elbow & a bit of a headache (but it could have been much, much worse- I could have caught a knife). I remain grateful- I'M FINE. I've been in some of the sketchiest neighborhoods on earth & escaped unharmed, but last night I got distracted & forgot my street smarts for a couple of minutes. That was very, VERY stupid of me, & I paid the price. So lesson learned here is STAY ALERT, y'all. And Dublin- I still love you, I'm NOT afraid to come here, it's a lovely city, BUT… please neuter & spay your feral children, because next time they might club someone whose head isn't as hard as mine & kill them. They didn't even try to rob me, they just wanted to hurt someone, anyone – it was nothing personal for them- this makes me very SAD for these children. So Dublin, sorry if tonight's show was a little rough- I did my best for y'all…

A photo posted by D. Randall Blythe (@drandallblythe) on

Gallery: Lamb Of God, Meshuggah – Festival Hall, Melbourne 22.09.13 / Photos: Samantha Thomson

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