There was much speculation flying around the Web earlier this week regarding Opeth main man Mikael Åkerfeldt. Their set at a scheduled Minneapolis show was cancelled, but not because he was involved in a car accident, as was widely reported. It turns out his just hit his head in Mastodon’s tour bus. From Åkerfeldt’s Facebook page via Blabbermouth:

I split my head open down to the skullbone and had to be taken to the emergency. They gave me a bunch of shots in the wound, cleaned me up and stapled my head shut with 8 metal staples.

Fairly metal.

Read more and, yes, see the wound at Blabbermouth.

Right here.