Lordi injured during gig

by Richard West-Soley 78 views

Mr. Lordi, lead singer of the group Lordi who will perform Hard rock hallelujah at the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, injured his leg during a concert in Hämeenlinna, newspaper Ilta Sanomat reported today.

Fortunately for Finnish fans, his leg injuries were not too serious, and there is no threat to the participation of Hard rock hallelujah in the qualifier round on 18th May. A doctor diagnosed a torn peroneal muscle and knee ligaments, and a good dose of rest has been prescribed before Mr. Lordi embarks on his Athens odyssey.

Kimmo Valtanen of Sony BMG pointed out that there was a back-up plan in case of more serious injury requiring a cast on Mr. Lordi's leg – the singer could have performed in an exploding wheelchair, or with flame-throwing crutches. Whether or not the claim was serious will never be known!

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.