Blythe is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at the band's May 24, 2010 show in Prague. This incident deals with a 19-year-old fan (Daniel N.) that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head. He died 14 days later of bleeding in the brain.
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has since taken to Twitter is support of Blythe:
"It's complete and utter bullshit for Randy to be treated like a criminal for something he didn't do. Now fans can see first-hand why there's no stagediving anymore. Especially in the post-Darrell (PANTERA / DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbot) world we live in. It's all fun and games until people get murdered, die and get arrested.
Randy didn't cause that fan's death. That fan chose his path. People need to take responsibility for their actions no matter what the consequence. Of course it's sad that this person died, it's a tragedy, but it's not Randy's fault. I wouldn't have expected this to happen in Europe. The repercussions from this are going to make shows even more stringent than they already are."
The crime of which Blythe is being accused is punishable by up to ten years in prison, according to Czech news website Novinky.cz.
Lamb Of God management will be issuing an official statement on Monday, July 2nd regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
Video footage Blythe in a Czech court earlier today can be seen below:
Fan-filmed footage of Lamb Of God's May 24th, 2010 show in Prague can be viewed below: