Jason is said to have had major surgery on the knee
about a year ago which required some degree of lay off,
the band suggest., as well partaking of general physical
upkeep and rehabilitation.
" He really has tried ( I've watched him), but
not being in the position to demand personal trainers
or busses with herbal spas and weight machines has finally
started to take it's toll. Anyway, over the course of
the past eight or nine months of supporting our record,
his knee has healed improperly. Not only that, but because
of favoring that side of his body his back is now in
painfully sorry shape and one has to be fixed before
the other can. So it's either battle on in the name
of rock and motionlessly rot in a bunk for a while,
or move some things around and take care of it before
it takes turns for the worse and more painful.
Sufficient compensation for the cancellations are being
looked at, but no firm plans have yet been made to re-schedule.
Not that this hasn't meant the media coming up with
their own ideas:
"I've seen some pretty damn shoddy versions of
our touring schedule elsewhere, but there's all sorts
of stuff brewing, icluding a TV date. The abbreviated
version of The Crystal Lake is due for release and given
the nerve-wracking nature of live television, I expect
a bullet-riddled corpse of a once valid song. "