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CARL CRACK from Atari Teenage Riot was unable to appear at the shows on the band’s current tour because he is fighting attempts to incarcerate him in a mental hospital, according to ATR frontman Alec Empire.

Speaking on an nme.com webchat yesterday, Alec Empire said:

“He is suffering from a strong psychosis since the last two weeks – when we wanted to fly to Belfast, Ireland he tried to open the fire exit door during take off and attacked a stewardess – the plane landed again and he got arrested.”

Carl (real name Carl Bvhm) was not charged over the incident – which took place last week – though he was unable to continue with the tour.

At the show later last night at London’s Astoria 2, Empire said: “When Carl smokes marijuana, he does something to his brain. Don’t laugh, it’s not funny.”

ATR continued with the show regardless.

A statement will be issued later this week by label Digital Hardcore Recordings.

Click here to read nme.com‘s review of last night’s show.

Click here to read the full transcript of yesterday’s webchat.

Click for the Digital Hardcore website