Some good news and some bad news at the same time

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Some good news and some bad news at the same time

Post by JensJohansson » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:44 am

Well, the good news is that we're back on the road with Helloween. And Jörg Michael is back in his drum chair after his brush with death. The bad news is that Timo Kotipelto caught some sort of bacterial infection. We suspect it was something from the backstage food in December, but we don't know. Two of the other people on the tour had the same thing: a very bad dysentery-like stomach infection with vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration, also eventually had to go to hospital, etc.

Timo's infection is stubborn and in addition to ruining his Christmas break, it has dried out his vocal cords. In his own words, he can't sing a note at the moment. We are currently in France and so far we had to cancel playing in Paris and Lyon.

We are of course very sorry about this, and nobody is more heartbroken or frustrated than Timo himself. Apart from heeding the advice from doctors we are in touch with, the only thing we can do at the moment is to hope Timo gets better. We will ride the 1000 km to Bilbao tonight and hopefully we will all get some sleep on the nice smooth French motorways.

Here is a short video about the Paris cancellation and some words from Jörg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBqq3o0_fhc

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Post by KupiainenItaly96 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:53 am

sorry...
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Post by Special A » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:04 am

well that sucks a lot :(
but the other hand is heavier, jörg's recovery, that really is great to hear/ see from the man himself!
what a drag...

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Post by NeonVomit » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:04 am

Damn.... awful luck, get well soon Timo!
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Post by robocop656 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:12 am

Did you at least get to sell some merch? Maybe the new CD to them?

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Post by Texidor » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:27 am

:cry: How awful and especially on the eve of the release of a Masterpiece like Elysium. But you know what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. And Stratovarius and Timo will be back FULL FUCKING FORCE!
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Post by Polaris » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:15 am

Man it seems somebody did a voodu for the band, first was Jörg & now is TK?
Perhaps influenced by "jealous people" you know!? :roll:

WTF

I know some of you are skeptical, but the band need to do something to protect themselves from negative influences as praying or blessing :roll:

Get well soon Timo, I am sending my best wishes for you!

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Post by Arkash » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:30 am

Was in the Paris crowd!!!

I didnt believe it at first, but, despite my sadness, I truly understand Timo's anger and most of all wish him a quick recovery and to see you guys live as soon as I can!!!!
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Post by a_Sniper » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:47 am

That's sucks :( Great to see Jörg back! :) Let's hope Timo get better.

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Post by RazielSR » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:24 am

:( Thanks for the info Jens. I'm having an extremely good time with the awesome Elysium and I hope to see you in Madrid again, just like last year. Let's hope TK gets better soon. You have today, the whole day to rest and try to get better. Cmon Timo!
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Post by IceTear1 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:02 pm

Nice to see Jörg back. And Timo get well soon!

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Post by JezzeZ » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:59 pm

:~( Get well soon Timo!
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Post by RazielSR » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:49 pm

!!!! Timo has posted this on Facebook some minutes ago:
Hey guys! Thanks for the best wishes and understanding! You don't know how much this is pissing me off. But I try to think positive and I think today is already a bit better than yesterday. Hopefully see ya soon! Rock the Metal! - Timo
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Post by Kosmo » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:29 pm

Rock the Metal indeed.

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Post by Susie » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:15 pm

Wow!!!! This sucks :cry:


Get well soon, Timo :)

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Post by ggonza43 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:19 pm

First Jörg, then Timo: There must be some kind of course in the band, which sucks! Please get well soon TK, we are all supporting and wishing you a quick recovery :)
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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:09 am

ggonza43 wrote:First Jörg, then Timo: There must be some kind of course in the band, which sucks! Please get well soon TK, we are all supporting and wishing you a quick recovery :)
You need to order the secret Strato album for this curse to vanish. :spin2:

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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:24 am

NeverendingAbyss wrote:You need to order the secret Strato album for this curse to vanish. :spin2:
I already have, have you 8)?
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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:33 am

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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:37 am

Grinch's gif WTF :huh:?!
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Post by hiro23 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:03 am

It's good to hear that Jorg is doing better and he's back behind the kit however it sucks that Timo is not feeling well.

I will be hoping and praying for your recovery Timo, please get well soon.
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Post by RazielSR » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:54 am

You can read here about the voice problem Timo is having:

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=1 ... &topic=291


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Re: Some good news and some bad news at the same time

Post by Faith » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:47 pm

Oh God,that's horrible! :( Get well soon Timo! :)

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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:48 pm

RazielSR wrote:You can read here about the voice problem Timo is having:

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=1 ... &topic=291


PLEASE!! I CROSS MY FINGERS TO SEE YOU IN MADRID!
I'm sure he'll be recovered by the time that happens :)
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Re: Some good news and some bad news at the same time

Post by Elz » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:31 pm

Matias just said in facebook that they played the gig today :)

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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:36 pm

Elz wrote:Matias just said in facebook that they played the gig today :)
Shit! How am I missing that info?! Is TK singing, guest singer or what?
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Post by Elz » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:47 pm

ggonza43 wrote:
Elz wrote:Matias just said in facebook that they played the gig today :)
Shit! How am I missing that info?! Is TK singing, guest singer or what?
What are you thinking?!?! ofcourse it was tk. do you really think they would take a someone else to sing?

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Post by hiro23 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:47 pm

I'm curious as well, did he sing it or did they get a guest singer?
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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:48 pm

Elz wrote:What are you thinking?!?! ofcourse it was tk. do you really think they would take a someone else to sing?
As he was sick, I didn't know what to think
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Post by hiro23 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:53 pm

Very true, I mean if TK can't sing I would think it would make sense to have a temporary replacement.
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