Jaska Raatikainen (Children of Bodom) has suffered damage to his back

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Jaska Raatikainen

It seems that Jaska Raatikainen, drummer of Children of Bodom, has suffered from three prolapsed discs in his back during their European tour. He even ended up at the hospital for one evening, but, fret not, after a well deserved couple of months of break he seems to be doing better and he is ready to rock once more! This is the statement from his official Facebook page:

‘As you all know already we started touring again. I know, I have been very lazy here on my page but I was exhausted from all the constant touring that started last summer. It was almost 5 months in a row and I definitely needed these 2 months of doing nothing and giving my time to my family and myself.

Also, I had very bad back pains during the European tour that I was hospitalised for a day in Spain. They found out that I had three prolapsed discs in my lower back but somehow I made it through the tour. I am stubborn. So, I really needed all this time to recover totally. My back is ok now, but I need to work on it a lot. I am convinced we donĀ“t have to cut songs from the set list at all like we did on the Euro-tour some nights. Just to let you know it might happen and there is a reason for it. ‘

I wish him a complete recovery as soon as possible and hopefully he will never have to deal with these issues again!