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BIZKIT - WE'LL BE BACK!

The star says his back was "bugging the shit out of him" and promises to make it up to his European fans...

LIMP BIZKIT frontman FRED DURST issued an apology to fans for pulling out of the band's European tour - including their biggest UK headline show ever at the MILTON KEYNES BOWL.

Limp Bizkit cancelled the remaining dates on their European tour earlier in the month due to an injury to vocalist FRED DURST's back.

Now, in a message posted from Florida on the official Limp Bizkit website, www.limpbizkit.com, Durst explained that he visited a back specialist while on tour in Finland, who recommended rest for at least two weeks.

He wrote: "While I was in Europe my lower back was bugging the shit out of me for a few weeks. I ignored it as long as I could but it kept getting more and more intense. I saw a back specialist in Finland and he said I had a stress fracture from bouncing and going off so hard onstage.

"I told the docs when I get on that stage and feel the energy from our fans I get so fucking carried away that I have no control over what my body does. So that's when they said you have to rest for a couple weeks or risk permanent damage.

"I want to say thank you to everyone who's been giving unconditional support through all of this and I want to say I'm sorry to the people in Europe who were let down from the cancellations. I'll make it up to you, I promise."

The cancellations followed an angry snub by Durst to the world's media after he posted a message on the band's website from his Manchester hotel room on June 10.

The message read: "Every magazine, paper, band etc is on a Limp-hating rampage and it is really giving us the fire...Unless you hear the news from us it's probably somewhat deformed...we've cut off all press around the world."

Oddly, Durst singled out skate magazine Stance in his outburst as one media outlet he didn't have a problem with. In a new interview with the US magazine, Durst says: "The critics hate us because they can't figure out what genre this is...I'm so not jock rock...I'm anti football players getting pumped up to my music, because I wasn't part of that world."

Durst said that the band will start work on their fourth studio album in August. NME.COM can also reveal that an album of remixed www.limpbizkit.com tracks will be released later this year.

For more on www.limpbizkit.com, see this week's NME, out in London today (June 26) and nationwide tomorrow (27).

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