Five Finger Death Punch Postpone Tour After Guitarist's Surgery

Five Finger Death Punch
Stephen Jensen

Five Finger Death Punch

Jason Hook underwent gallbladder surgery last week.

After postponing a show on Thursday in Duluth, Minnesota, due to an unspecified "medical emergency" affecting guitarist Jason Hook, Five Finger Death Punch postponed the last three dates on their U.S. tour as Hook recuperates from gallbladder surgery. "Well that sucked! -- Gallbladder went #kaput ... sorry Duluth MN, some things you just can’t control..." Hook wrote alongside an Instagram selfie from the hospital in which he's resting shirtless in bed with visible stitches and bandages on his stomach. 

"We’ll be back to kick some ass, and make up the other dates as soon as we can! I very much appreciate all the kind notes of caring and support ---- one thing I know for sure is we have the greatest fan base of all time! Long live the #knuckleheads ----." 

The postponements affected Saturday's show at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, and a Sunday night (Dec. 15) gig in Des Moines, Iowa. After those two shows, FFDP had planned to take the rest of the year off and then hit the road again on Jan. 14 with a show in Kyiv, Ukraine. The band's eighth album, F8, is due out on Feb. 28 and they recently announced dates for a spring North American arena tour with Ice Nine Kills, Papa Roach and I Prevail that is slated to kick off on Apr. 8 in Sunrise, Florida and run through a May 20 gig in St. Paul, Minnesota.

At press time the make-up dates for the three shows had not yet been announced.



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