Five Finger Death Punch Cancel Remaining European Tour Dates
Five Finger Death Punch have officially canceled their remaining European tour dates. The cancelation stems from singer Ivan Moody’s ongoing recovery from hernia surgery.
The band issued a statement confirming the news. They said, in part, “Ivan was recently seen by his medical team and they have now advised him to rest and refrain from travel until the beginning of July. This is to ensure he makes a full recovery and can be ready to start the North American leg of this tour on July 21st in York, PA without further interruption.”
FFDP was in Europe for select solo dates but also to provide support on Metallica’s world tour. With FFDP backing out of those dates with Metallica, Floor Jansen and Epica will fill in.
News of Moody’s hernia surgery broke in April. The FFDP frontman later took to Instagram to detail his surgery, revealing he had three hernias to treat. He said about his recovery, “I thought it would have been easy, however having all three done at the same time was a shock to my system, to say the least, using, of course, my diaphragm and my stomach to sing.”
Moody added, “Anyway, [the doctor] explained to me that the best thing to do would be to get it done now instead of prolonging it, having it rip and get worse, so that’s what I did. Again, my body didn’t take it as well as I thought it would, so here I am, not working.”