Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto has revealed he's just undergone emergency hernia surgery and will miss the next handful of shows. In his place will be Malevolence guitarist Josh Baines (on bass, obviously).
On Gregoletto's absence, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy offered the following: "Attention! Yesterday, we arrived in Germany from America. After experiencing abdominal pain, Paolo needed to be taken to the hospital for emergency hernia surgery late in the night. The operation went well and Paolo is recovering.
"Paolo will need to stay under observation for the next few days, and Josh from Malevolence will be filling in for the next few shows. Please send your healing energy and love over Paolo's way – you'll be seeing him back on stage in a few days. See ya Wacken!"
Gregoletto also commented on the issue in a video, saying "Hey, guys. [I'm] obviously starting this tour a lot differently than I had planned. But I'm gonna rest up here in Hamburg for a few days and I'll join back up with the tour either in Marseille or in Belgium at Alcatraz. You know, I might play in a chair, might just kind of stand there to play, but I will be joining back up and just taking it easy. But thank you guys for understanding. I really appreciate it and love you guys. Thank you."
We wish Gregoletto all the best and look forward to seeing him back on stage with Trivium as soon (and as safely) as possible).