We brought you the news this week that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was released from the hospital after his bout with a mysterious stomach condition. Although, according to band mate Mike Shinoda, it looks like he may need surgery to fix this problem, he has been released and does plan on both rescheduling the missed European dates, as well as fulfilling the bandís obligation on the Summer Sanitarium tour. As a matter of fact, Bennington wrote a letter to his fans, which we print below in its entirety.
ìFirst of all I'd like to thank everyone from fans & bands to my friends, and the hospital staff who have been very supportive and understanding of my situation. I finally got out of the hospital over the weekend after 9 days, and the doctor instructed me to rest for the next 2 - 3 weeks. Right now it seems like it was some bacteria or virus that spread throughout my intestines and body, putting me in intense pain. It also would not let me eat for a week. My doctors and nurses were amazing, and very helpful during my stay.
We are working on when we will be making up the missed European headline dates, and I am really bummed we had to miss the festivals. I plan on playing our warm up show in Las Vegas on June 27th, and ripping everyone's face off this summer on SUMMER SANITARIUM. I also wanted to say I truly appreciate the tens of thousands of get-well emails I got from fans. Our fans really are the best in the world.î