Via sin manager på MHN management går Dan Nelson ut med ett officiellt utalande där han dementerar att han varit allvarligt sjuk och därför inte kunnat genomföra Europaspelningarna som varit planerade. Anthrax skulle b.la. ha spelat på Sonisphere i Sverige.
Dan Nelson säger att han inte kommenterat de utalanden som gjorts det senaste på inrådan av hans advokat men att han nu vill ” set the record straight”
”I was never seriously ill or sick at all, as reported in ANTHRAX’s July 17, 2009 press release. This extremely inflammatory statement hurt me tremendously. This statement misled fans, friends and family members into believing that I was seriously ill when I was not. I was not aware such a statement was being issued and it came as a total shock to me, as I’m sure it did to all of you. It was the other band members’ decision to cancel the tour dates, not mine. I was ready, willing and able to do my job.
”After issuing the press release, the other band members decided, on their own accord, that I had ’resigned’ from the band. I never resigned from the band.
”Even in view of this action and stance taken by the band, as late as earlier today I made it clear that I was ready willing and able to continue to fulfill my obligations. After that offer was made, the most recent press release was issued which announced my ’confirmed’ departure from the band. I was not aware of the contents of this release until after it was issued, nor was I aware that ANTHRAX was canceling the European and SLIPKNOT tours.
”I regret any disappointment and confusion this situation has caused.
”I want to thank my loyal fans, family and friends for all their support and their many messages, emails and calls.
”My counsel has been instructed to take any and all appropriate actions to address this situation.”