Rock Tunes Legend Wounded For the duration of Celebrity Basketball Recreation

Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt experienced a serious knee damage for the duration of a celebrity basketball match before this month. The injury compelled the band, known for tunes “Far more Than Words” and “Enjoy With Me,” to fall out of the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland. Bettencourt and the rest of the band promised supporters they would continue to be on the road for their Thicker Than Blood tour this summertime.

Bettencourt was having portion in a celeb basketball activity through the Monsters of Rock Crusie festival, which took position between April 29 and Might 4. In footage posted at LoudWire, the musician was noticed greedy for his knee right after landing. He desired to be aided off the court docket and made use of a wheelchair immediately after the sport. Stryper’s Robert Sweet shared a photo on Instagram with Bettencourt, who needed crutches to stand.

While Serious performed for the duration of the cruise with Bettencourt sitting, they couldn’t do that once more for the M3 Rock Festival. “We are seriously bummed out that we are not able to accomplish for every person at the M3 Rock Competition as we have been on the lookout forward to the festival for various months,” the group claimed in a May well 4 assertion. “We apologize for the inconvenience to supporters attending the festival. We are unable to wait around to occur rock with you all on the Thicker Than Blood Tour this Summertime.”

Bettencourt later shared an update with followers on his and the band’s Instagram web site on May well 11. He apologized to all people impacted by his “poor determination” to get element in a basketball game while the band is on tour. “It’s normally been a rule with us that you really don’t mess all around when you happen to be on tour mainly because a great deal of persons count on you, supporters that purchased tickets, your crew that is with you, promoters that have invested in you, and are shelling out you to appear and do a occupation,” Bettencourt mentioned. “You have to keep healthy. The way you do that is to not do silly issues like engage in a useless basketball match that is just for recreation.” The musician went on to call his seated performance “traumatic” for him and vowed to hardly ever do that once more.

Soon after he obtained back to California, Bettencourt went to UCLA wherever he acquired the worst news he could imagine. He tore his ACL and meniscus and sprained his MCL or the “unholy triad” in sports. Bettencourt apologized to the MORC enthusiasts who noticed his seated effectiveness and for permitting lovers down at the MR Rock Pageant. He will require main medical procedures, but he selected not to do it because that would power the band to terminate their upcoming tour dates. Instead, he plans to rehab his knee.

“A concept from our brother [Bettencourt]. Wishing him a speedy recovery,” Serious additional in a caption to the video clip. “Not to worry, Excessive will be out in whole power this Summer season!”

Extraordinary is scheduled to conduct at the Most effective of Blues and Rock Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 2. Their summertime U.S. tour starts off on Aug. 2 in Portland, Maine. The band, which was established in Boston, will be releasing their new album Six in June.