The American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch has just posted an unexpected letter through the band’s social media accounts and stated that the band’s guitarist Jason Hook will sit out the remainder of their European tour because he needs a lot of time to recover after having his gallbladder removed.
Jason Hook will be replaced by the guitarist Andy James for the band’s remainder shows.
Five Finger Death Punch posted Jason Hook‘s decision ahead of their concert in Hamburg, Germany, on February 4.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, our brother Jason Hook will not be able to perform tonight. He needs additional time for his recovery and must step back from the current tour in order to have the opportunity to do so. We discussed this as a band and Jason‘s well-being is our priority – health comes first.
“It was Jason‘s express wish that we continue the tour so with Jason’s blessing we have invited our friend Andy James who has agreed to step in and finish the tour for Jason.
“We are grateful for Andy stepping up and will continue to deliver the great show the fans deserve every night.
“We’ve been having an incredible run with our friends in Megadeth and Bad Wolves so far, and the vibe of the tour has been amazing. We look forward to seeing all the German fans next and appreciate all of you joining us in wishing Jason a speedy recovery.”
Five Finger Death Punch‘s European tour will conclude at Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria, on February 22, 2020. The tour also includes the American heavy metal legend Megadeth and Bad Wolves.