High on Fire cancel tour again

2019-01-07 by Raul Stanciu 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

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spanndrew58
January 7th 2019
117 Comments


Very reasonable circumstances to cancel. Best wishes towards him.

SandorClegane
January 7th 2019
221 Comments


Yeah, take care of your health Matt. Anyone who takes issue with this tour cancellation can go sit on a landmine.

Asdfp277
January 7th 2019
20828 Comments


health comes first

oWhoadYo
January 7th 2019
2220 Comments


Aw man, that really sucks. Gotta feel bad for the dude, hope he's alright

Papa Universe
January 7th 2019
22234 Comments


about time he got diagnosed with something after all those years of him decimating our organs with his music.

garas
January 7th 2019
1316 Comments


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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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2019
10149 Comments


Damn, diabetes is a bitch. Hope he recovers.

ChaoticVortex
January 7th 2019
804 Comments


health comes first [2]

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 7th 2019
8378 Comments


What SitarHero said.

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DDDeftoneDDD
January 7th 2019
5982 Comments


X(
Bummer for Pike all mighty

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tigersbrokefree
January 7th 2019
248 Comments


Fuck diabetes.

Sinternet
January 7th 2019
19770 Comments


shoulda laid off the shakes

Relinquished
January 7th 2019
40503 Comments


he’s been diagnosed with diabetes long ago insomniac, that’s how he lost the first

BlazinBlitzer
January 7th 2019
1383 Comments


Yeesh, that sucks. I hope it doesn't get worse.

zaruyache
January 7th 2019
21133 Comments


Glad I caught him with Sleep a lil while ago. Pls get well stoner bro

judasgoat
January 7th 2019
295 Comments


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.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2019
16298 Comments


The man is a power house, he will see this through m/

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LakeeshaJackson
January 7th 2019
155 Comments


"High on Fire were forced to cancel again a North American leg "

You cheeky cunt, lol

JohnFire
January 8th 2019
654 Comments


Never heard that could happen with diabetes. Thought it's all good as long as you supplement insulin. Crazy

DDDeftoneDDD
January 8th 2019
5982 Comments


@JohnFire
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.

BMDrummer
January 9th 2019
14612 Comments


poor fucking guy, really hope this is the last of this

DDDeftoneDDD
January 9th 2019
5982 Comments


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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