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American heavy metal guitarist rushed to hospital in Siberia with a kidney stone

By The Siberian Times reporter
21 May 2014

Brian 'Head' Welch taken ill in Krasnoyarsk on band Korn's Russian tour.

'I wouldn't wish this pain on Charles Manson. Please pray this stone leaves my body'. Picture: MTV

He revealed his condition on Facebook, with a posting: 'I'm in hospital for a few days. So sorry Russia I cant be at a few shows. I have kidney stone.

'Thank you SO MUCH for your understanding, well wishes, prayers and love. I am very touched by your hearts in my situation."

Earlier he told fans: 'Well it seems my dream about coming storms and pruning was very accurate. Im in a hospital in Siberia for a few days. Went to hospital for pain on my left side, they said i was healthy after tests. Went back to hotel and had to call ambulance - kidney stone."

Clearly feeling unwell, the 43 year old, known as Head, said: 'I wouldn't wish this pain on Charles Manson. Please pray this stone leaves my body today or tomorrow so I can get back to my friends and fans'. 

Love And Death guitarist JR Bareis filled in for Welch at last night's show (May 19), taking to Twitter to write: 'Filled in for HeAd last night at the Korn show. It was a lot of fun, but I can't wait for him to get back out here!'

A month ago, members of heavy metal band paid tribute to their former tour guitarist Shane Gibson, who died at an Alabama hospital aged 35 after suffering complications relating to a blood clotting disorder.

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