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Lead Singer for Fleshgod Apcalypse Injured Rock Climbing

Francesco Paoli is an avid climber and renown frontman of the Italian symphonic death metal band

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s lead singer Francesco Paoli was injured in a rock climbing accident last, forcing the band to cancel upcoming shows in Italy.

The group issued a statement on the matter revealing that Paoli suffered “several fractures” and was “currently stable at a local hospital” after the incident that occurred this past Saturday (Aug. 21). The band’s statement reads as follows:

Last Saturday, August 21st, our singer Francesco Paoli suffered severe injuries while rock climbing the Gran Sasso mountains in Abruzzo, Italy. Despite suffering several fractures, Francesco is currently stable at a local hospital while receiving treatment for his injuries. In light of this, Fleshgod Apocalypse is forced to cancel their Cremona, Italy show at “Road to Luppolo” scheduled this Sunday the 29th. More details will be shared as soon as we have more info available.

Paoli, who was the group’s original lead, took a step back to play drums and guitar as Tommaso Riccardi took over vocals. He reclaimed the lead vocal spot in 2017 after the exit of Riccardi.  While the immediate show in Italy was called off, the band looks to have some time for Paoli to recover before playing again. They do have shows booked in Europe this October.