Born of Osiris guitarist at home after 27 days in coma, band quits tour

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Born of Osiris have pulled out of their planned fall tour with In Flames, citing a recent “unfortunate medical situation” which left guitarist Lee McKinney in a coma for 27 days and hospitalized for six weeks.

In their statement, the band reveals that McKinney is now home and expected to make a full recovery, but they’ve decided to cancel their dates to give the guitarist more time to heal. The band were set to hit the road with In Flames next month and they revealed that Upon a Burning Body will take their place on the upcoming trek which will also include Darkest Hour and Hammerhedd.

The group’s full statement can be read below:

As some of you may have heard, Lee recently had an unfortunate medical situation that left him in a coma for 27 days and hospitalized for six weeks. He is now home and expected to make a full recovery. Unfortunately, we will have to cancel our tour dates with In Flames in October, and our friends from Upon A Burning Body will be taking our place on the tour. We hope for a speedy and healthy recovery for Lee, and we appreciate all of our friends and fans who have reached out to us.

We wish @inflames, @uponaburningbodyofficial, @darkest_hour_official and @hammerheddkc an amazing tour! Be sure to catch one of their shows if you can. We are sad to have to miss it.

We will be using this time to work on a new album and we will still be playing the Hell and Heaven festival in Mexico on December 4th. We are also working on new tour dates for 2023. See you soon!

-Born of Osiris

Born of Osiris was reportedly on tour in support of their 2021 album, angel or alienbut as noted, the band will focus on working on new music during this road hiatus before resuming later this year and into 2023.

As for In Flames, they have booked dates in the United States for most of the fall. Be sure to pick up your tickets here.

We send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Lee McKinney of Born of Osiris.

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