SKIN­DRED’S BENJI WEBBE

THE SKIN­DRED FRONT­MAN TALKS TO KER­RANG! AF­TER BE­ING SLASHED IN THE NECK ON A NIGHT OUT…

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ON FRI­DAY Jan­uary 29, Skin­dred front­man and Ker­rang! Awards host Benji Webbe was at­tacked whilst on his way home from a night out in New­port.

The al­leged at­tack­ers – who slashed him in the throat, leav­ing him need­ing 24 stitches – were two women. One, aged 40, has been ar­rested for as­sault, and an­other, 29, has been ar­rested for af­fray and crim­i­nal dam­age.

With the pair cur­rently on po­lice bail, we caught up with Benji to see how he’s do­ing…

HOW ARE YOU FEEL­ING TO­DAY?

“A bit shaken up, but that’s to be ex­pected. It’s stopped now, but yes­ter­day when I spoke I could see the stitches open­ing, and I could see the in­side of the flesh – which was freak­ing me right out.”

HOW HAS THE PAST WEEK AND A HALF’S RE­COV­ERY BEEN? HAS IT BEEN FRUS­TRAT­ING HAV­ING TO REST UP AT HOME?

“The thing is, I was do­ing so well at the gym – I was go­ing daily, but be­cause of the sweat and need­ing to not get the blood pres­sure pump­ing, I can’t go at the mo­ment! And ev­ery friendly bas­tard keeps bring­ing me pasties and cakes ( laughs)!”

ARE YOU CUR­RENTLY TAK­ING PAINKILLERS? WILL THIS AF­FECT ANY OF SKIN­DRED’S PLANS FOR THE YEAR?

“Yeah, and I’ve had to post­pone stuff I had go­ing on this week be­cause I’m try­ing not to push my voice, but I’m still look­ing for­ward to rock­ing the sum­mer fes­ti­vals and preach­ing the word of unity and rock’n’roll.”

TWELVE DAYS ON, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE IN­CI­DENT, AND THAT IT HAP­PENED IN YOUR HOME­TOWN?

“It’s just crazy, man, I never ex­pected some­thing like that to hap­pen. The funny thing is, the first sin­gle off [2015 al­bum] Vol­ume is called Un­der At­tack ( laughs)! I’ve trav­elled the world a lot – it’s ironic that it hap­pened in my home­town.”

Benji posted this photo af­ter the at­tack Yel­low­cardõs Ryan Key was ter­ri­fied of gi­ant Tay

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