Aaron Hill, the drummer of metal band Eyehategod, has been assaulted and robbed as he prepared to play a live show in Mexico.
The band, who are from New Orleans and formed back in 1988, have been touring pretty relentlessly as they also put the finishing touches on a new record.
However, while prepping to play a gig in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, drummer Hill was wounded and robbed when he was walking the short distance from his hotel to the venue.
Mexican website El Informador has references a statement from the concert promoter, Show No Mercy, who detailed the events.”Today while Aaron Hill was walking to the venue he suffered a robbery. They have a driver at their disposal; but they had been touring the city all afternoon so he preferred to walk to the venue, as his hotel is very close; when 4 people, 2 blocks away, intercepted him and took his belongings while one of them threatened him and made a wound of 5 cm on the left side. He is fine, however he was not able to continue with the show,” they said.
They continued: “It is worth mentioning that neither Foro Independencia, nor SNM, nor Aaron are responsible for this event; It is not possible that you can not walk safely down the street willing to enjoy your Sunday. We appreciate the support of the Red Cross and the Guadalajara Police for the attention. Enrique Alfaro hope that this crime does not go unpunished and we can enjoy our city with tranquility.”
The promoted concluded: “During the week we will let you know the refund process.”