High on Fire cancel tour again2019-01-07 by insomniac15 STAFF | 22 Comments
|High on Fire were forced to cancel again a North American leg of their Electric Messiah promotional tour, as Matt Pike has been diagnosed with diabetes. One of his toes was partly amputated last Fall and now, he's in danger of losing another one or worse, a bigger part of his leg.|
He gave an official statement regarding his medical condition:
“Dear Friends and fans,
To my brothers, my crew, and anyone else this affects. I do apologize for the inconvenience of this cancellation. I feel as though I’m explaining lightning striking twice. I wanted nothing more in the world to play these songs live, nor ever cancel something I say I’m gonna do.”
“I am a warrior for our art, and have endured some painful things to what we do. The timing and repeating nature of this is my nightmare and almost impossible. Nevertheless, to save yet another toe, my big one, I have been grounded by circumstances out of my control. I will have more of a medical report to come but right now I’m at great risk of losing it, and/or a bigger portion of my foot due to Diabetes. Which I have been managing very well.”
“It just shows how this disease can affect our lives. Please forgive me, and if you know anything about me, you know this is not like me. We will be back!”
Tagged: High on Fire
Very reasonable circumstances to cancel. Best wishes towards him.
Yeah, take care of your health Matt. Anyone who takes issue with this tour cancellation can go sit on a landmine.
health comes first
Aw man, that really sucks. Gotta feel bad for the dude, hope he's alright
about time he got diagnosed with something after all those years of him decimating our organs with his music.
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Best wishes for Matt!! I didn't know it was all because diabetes...cruel disease. I hope he'll be alright!
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Damn, diabetes is a bitch. Hope he recovers.
health comes first 
What SitarHero said.
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Bummer for Pike all mighty
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shoulda laid off the shakes
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he’s been diagnosed with diabetes long ago insomniac, that’s how he lost the first
Yeesh, that sucks. I hope it doesn't get worse.
Glad I caught him with Sleep a lil while ago. Pls get well stoner bro
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Yeah, I caught Sleep too last month. If there was anything wrong with Matt he sure as hell didn't show it. He played like a goddamned monster. All the best to him. Do what you gotta do to get well.
The man is a power house, he will see this through m/
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"High on Fire were forced to cancel again a North American leg "
You cheeky cunt, lol
Never heard that could happen with diabetes. Thought it's all good as long as you supplement insulin. Crazy
It depends on how long you're with the disease and the type of diabetes you have and amputation is common in the worst cases as long with vision.
poor fucking guy, really hope this is the last of this
LMAO hottt. I was talking about the disease in general, not Pike's lasting parts X)
we only need the fingers from his hands to remain healthy and functional tbh. Let's hope he gets better so he can get more of those relentless riffs asap m/ common Pike!
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