The frontman of US heavy metal band Lamb of God, Randy Blythe, who was acquitted of causing the death of a fan at a Czech court last week, has issued his first statement since the court's decision - and says he is leaving Prague.
In the statement, issued on Blythe's Instagram account, he says: "I am leaving Prague now - I hope not return for a long while. This has nothing to do with this city, the people who live here of the Czech Republic itself at all...For me it is a place of great sadness.
"While I am relieved that my innocence has been proven and apparently I will not be going to prison, I am no way shape or form, a happy man now."
The statement goes on: "A young man is still dead and his family still suffers. Please remember that fact. This family did no wrong and have shown me great kindness - with silence, with actions and finally with words. They spoke on my behalf at court and we had a private talk afterwards."
He ends the statement with : "Now I will go home & try to see what good I can make come out the destruction that occurred here- it is the only correct thing to do."
The prosecution had accused Blythe, 42, of causing the death of a fan Daniel Nosek by pushing him off the stage at a 2010 concert, causing him to hit his head on the floor. He was taken to hospital but died several weeks later.
Randy Blythe, singer of US metal band Lamb of God, was today acquitted of charges of causing the death of a fan.
He posted the above photograph shortly after the verdict of the court in Prague, along with the following message:
"I have been found not guilty & acquitted of all charges against me. I am a free man. This photo was taken by my friend@aceyslade- it says it all.
"Please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts & prayers in this difficult time. I only wish for them peace. Thank you for your support- Randy."