Fred Durst's Aching Back Shuts Down Bizkit Tour

Stress fracture to frontman's vertebra causes cancellation of remaining European dates.

Limp Bizkit have canceled the five remaining dates of the European leg of their Anger Management Tour, beginning with Tuesday's Berlin show, due to frontman Fred Durst's back ailments.

"Lead singer Fred Durst has suffered an increasingly painful and distressing back injury," Bizkit's management wrote in a statement. "After consultation with a number of doctors and orthopedic specialists over the past 10 days, Durst was told that a 'mandatory' rest period of at least two weeks was needed from all physical activities to allow the injury, identified by MRI as a 'stress fracture to the fifth lumbar vertebra' to begin to heal. He will then undergo a period of gradual recovery and physical rehabilitation."

Besides the Berlin gig, other canceled concerts include June 20 at Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany; June 22 at Hallenstadion Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland; June 24 at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England; and June 26 at Punchestown Race Course in Dublin, Ireland. There are no plans to reschedule the dates.

Godsmack, who were sharing the marquee with Limp Bizkit, will also return Stateside. Before their tour with Deftones kicks off July 12 in Spokane, Washington (see "Godsmack, Deftones Kicking Off Summer Tour In July"), the Boston group plans to shoot a video for the as-yet-undecided next single from last year's Awake, according to their manager.