Lamb Of God Singer Randy Blythe Leaves Prague After Manslaugher Acquittal
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has jetted home to the U.S. following his acquittal on a manslaughter charge in the Czech Republic, but insists a part of him will always remain in Prague following his traumatic experiences there.
The rocker was accused of causing the death of 19-year-old fan Daniel Nosek by pushing him offstage at a gig in the city in 2010, and he spent more than a month behind bars following his arrest last summer.
Blythe returned to Prague last month to stand trial, which ended in his acquittal on Tuesday, and he has now summed up his experiences in an emotional message posted on his Instagram.com page on Thursday.
He writes, "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...
"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... People go through much worse daily & still keep a smile on their faces, but currently my smiles are far & few between (sic). A young man is still dead, & his family still suffers...
"Prague, it is an amazing place... 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 (of) the destruction that occurred here - it is the only correct thing to do. Rest in peace, Daniel Nosek."