This past Monday, Pro-Pain frontman Gary Meskil was robbed and nearly killed during the beginning of their tour in Brussels, Belgium. His credit card and passport were stolen following being struck in the head and attacked by a handful of people. He is currently recovering from this horrific incident and so far, their scheduled dates for July 7th and July 8th are cancelled. The group promises to keep their fans informed on additional scheduling changes, depending on his recovery progression.
The band shared the following statement:
“This past Monday night, Gary was the victim of a Robbery and Attempted Murder in Brussels. He was pick-pocketed of cash, credit card, and passport, struck on the head with an ice pick and then subsequently attacked by a gang of individuals. The police have confiscated more than one weapon and they have established the identities of some of the suspects. Gary was quickly admitted to ICU after suffering head trauma (including several fractures to his face and jaw) and massive blood loss. Since then he has stabilized and is trying his best to recover, but future surgery may be necessary. We regret to inform the fans that the shows scheduled for Roeselare (July 7th) and Osnabruck (July 8th) are now officially cancelled. We will make sure to keep you all informed of any other cancellations and on Gary’s progress.
Thanks for your support at this difficult time.
[H/T Emilie H.]