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Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch will be out of action for a little while after a kidney stone sent him to the hospital mid-tour. 

The band is on the road in Russia, and Welch's medical issue forced him to miss their tour stop with Soulfly.  He shared a video apologizing for his absence and praising Love and Death guitarist JR Bareis, who filled in for him. 

Korn's trek through Russia is scheduled to continue through May 28th, but it's unclear when Welch might be able to rejoin his bandmates.  He said in a Facebook post that he'll be staying in the hospital "for a few days." 

Korn is also scheduled to play Rock Fest in Kansas City, Missouri on May 31st before kicking off a North American tour at the end of June. 

Get well soon!

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