Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Meets With Deceased Fan’s Family Before Returning to U.S.
Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is a free man now that he’s been acquitted of manslaughter charges by a Czech court. Although Blythe was declared innocent in the case involving the death of a young fan at a 2010 Lamb of God show, the frontman wants fans to know that it does not change the fact that a young man named Daniel Nosek is deceased.
With this in mind, Blythe took to his Instagram account to give fans a deeper understanding of his current state of mind while documenting a visit he paid Nosek’s family, whom Blythe describes as “good people” who “did nothing wrong.”
As Randy Blythe makes his exit from the Czech Republic, fans worldwide are now welcoming the vocalist home from his legal debacle, which lasted roughly nine months. Lamb of God followers have breathed their sighs of relief, raised their arms in triumph and toasted Blythe with the richest of jubilance, but much like Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler recently pointed out, this is no time for celebration.
Along with a picture showcasing a mass collection of human bones (see below), Blythe posts:
I am leaving Prague now- I hope not to return for a long while. This has nothing to do with this city, the people who live here, or the Czech Republic itself at all. This is a wonderful place, & many people have been kind to me. Not a single soul here has been rude or mean to me at all, nor done me any harm- in fact it is quite the opposite. I have grown to love this city, for it is a marvelous, magical town. I encourage everyone to come visit here, to see this lovely country. But for me it is a place of great sadness. While I am relieved that my innocence was proven & apparently I shall not be going to prison, I am in no way shape or form a happy man right now. The small inconveniences I have been through since my arrest are not noteworthy. People go through much worse daily & still keep a smile on their faces, but currently my smiles are far & few between. A young man is still dead, & his family still suffers. Please remember that fact. This family did no wrong, & have shown me great kindness- with silence, with actions, & finally with words- they spoke on my behalf to the court, & we had a private talk afterwards. All I will say about that is that they were very kind to me & displayed the utmost strength & class, & wished me a good life. They just want to get on with their lives the best they can. I wish them only the best, & will keep them in my thoughts & prayers. Please do the same- think good thoughts of them & healing thoughts for them. Trust me, they are good people, & I mean that from the bottom of my heart. They did NOTHING wrong. This picture is from Kutna Hora, at the Sedlec Ossuary. I was there yesterday- like Prague, it is an amazing place. About this city, Kafka wrote: “Prague doesn’t let go…This old crone has claws. One has to yield, or else.” I have found this to be true. I am yielding, I am leaving a part of myself here, I think. Some bit of me will always roam these streets at night, & that is only fitting. Now I will go home & try to see what good I can make come out the destruction that occurred here- it is the only correct thing to do. Rest in peace, Daniel Nosek.
Welcome home Randy, and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Daniel Nosek.