“It appeared [Brock] had some sort of object in his hand that he used
to make two swift cuts on his torso. Immediately after the frantic
moves, the band’s bearded stage hand/sound guy/roadie seated to Brock’s
left jumped on stage and grappled with Brock, making sure the singer’s
arms couldn’t reach his body for further harm. Brock then cooled down a
bit, embraced the stage hand and they talked in each other’s ears for a
second before each released the other and Brock returned to the mic. It
all happened in about 10 to 15 seconds.
“After the incident, Brock’s white T-shirt had two clear slices on its
front with blood stains building around the cuts…Yet, he didn’t miss
a song and played through several more of the band’s tunes before
breaking for an encore.”
To paraphrase all reports about this story; Last night in Sioux Falls, during ‘Tiny Cities Made Of Ash’, Isaac Brock apparently hit himself in the face with his microphone several times, then proceeded to slice his chest once or twice with a knife of some sort. It’s still unclear what he used to cut himself, how many times he did so, and what exactly happened with the microphone.
Now for the opinionated part; I think people need to cut Brock some slack; everywhere, I’m hearing people saying “he fell of the wagon”, “he was high”, “he was all fucked up” and all sorts of other slanderous remarks. Brock’s admitted that he had a little too much to drink that night, and we all know he’s a recovering alcoholic. Anyone who’s dealt with alcoholism knows it’s not an easy or simple thing to handle. We all have our own personal demons, and we all deal with them differently. Just because Brock is a public figure doesn’t mean we have the right to critique his every move. He’s a person just like you and me, and probably just wants to put this whole mess behind him. So, maybe we should just let him.