Lamb Of God Star Randy Blythe Released From Prague Prison
Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has been released from prison in the Czech Republic after spending more than a month behind bars.
The singer was arrested in Prague in June in connection with the death of a fan two years ago.
Blythe was held in prison as prosecutors appealed against a decision to release him on bail, but he was finally freed on Thursday.
Martina Lhotakova, spokeswoman for Prague’s Municipal Court, says, “The decision was reached yesterday at the end of a closed session. The only condition of release was the approximately eight million Czech Koruna bail (which has already been paid).”
Gabriela Pohlova, a spokeswoman for the prison where Blythe was held, confirmed the rocker had been released on Thursday.
Blythe’s attorney Martin Radvan has revealed the star is planning to travel back to the U.S., but insists his client will return to the Czech Republic to face trial.
He tells Radio Prague, “That’s what he wants to do. As a world-renowned artist, in a specific genre of music, of course, he cannot afford to simply disappear. There would be posters with his picture all around the world, and if he wants to continue performing, he will have to return (to the Czech Republic). And he wants to return because he believes he is not guilty of anything he has been charged with.”
Blythe is accused of pushing a male fan off stage at the band’s gig in the city in 2010. The 19 year old reportedly died of a brain haemorrhage several weeks later.