On Dec. 10, Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien was arrested for assaulting a police officer while invading a neighbor's home before his own house caught fire and ammunition inside exploded as firefighters battled the inferno. He was since released on bond and over 80 guns were found in his home. Cannibal Corpse had remained mum on the incident until now, having just released an official statement.

The statement was shared on the band's Facebook page and reads, in full:

As a band and as individuals, we all want nothing but the best for our brother and partner, Pat. While we can offer no further information about the incident, we wanted everyone to know that Pat is getting the help he needs and appreciates the love and support from Cannibal Corpse fans around the world.

Pat is currently with family and friends and looks forward to a healthy return at some point. For anyone wondering, all Cannibal Corpse touring will happen as planned and all shows will be played.

Cannibal Corpse will embark on a headlining tour in February and have been tapped as one of the support acts on Slayer's 2019 North American leg of their ongoing farewell tour. See the list of dates with Slayer below.

Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Immolation, Necrot + Blood Incantation Tour Dates

Feb. 17 - San Antonio, Texas @ Alamo Music Hall
Feb. 19 - Tucson, Ariz. @ Club Xs
Feb. 20 - San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory
Feb. 21 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Fonda Theater
Feb. 22 - Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory
Feb. 23 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom
Feb. 25 - Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Ballroom
Feb. 26 - Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Market
Mar. 01 - Denver, Colo. @ The Oriental Theater
Mar. 02 - Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman
Mar. 03 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theater
Mar. 04 - Chicago, Ill. @ The Concord
Mar. 07 - New York, N.Y. @ Playstation Theater
Mar. 08 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ TLA*
Mar. 09 - Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium*
Mar. 10 - Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage*
Mar. 11 - Raleigh, N.C. @ Lincoln Theater*
Mar. 13 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade*
Mar. 14 - Tampa, Fla. @ Orpheum*
* no Cannibal Corpse, Immolation playing instead

Slayer, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse Tour Dates

May 2 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
May 3 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheatre,
May 5 - El Paso, Texas @ UTEP/Don Haskins Center
May 7 - Edinburg, Texas @ Bert Ogden Arena
May 8 - Dallas, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
May 10 - Tampa, Fla. @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 11 - West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 13 - Huntington, W.V. @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
May 14 - Columbia, Md. @ Merriweasther Post Pavilion
May 16 - Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
May 17 - Bonner Springs, Kansas @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
May 19 - Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Center
May 20 - Youngstown, Ohio @ Covel Centre
May 22 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Canadian Tire Centre
May 24 - Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
May 25 - Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center

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