June 21, 2016


NOFX's Fat Mike Shares Statement After Fan Dies From Head Injury

Late last week, NOFX headlined a show in Denmark, at Copenhagen‘s Den Gra Hal venue. At some point during the gig, a 20-year-old punk fan by the name of Samuel Pollas hit his head on the ground. According to U.K. magazine Kerrang!, he felt unwell and went home to sleep it off instead of getting looked at by a medical professional. He never woke up.

After learning about the horrific tragedy, NOFX frontman Fat Mike shared Samuel's photo on Instagram and wrote a eulogy to the young man that doubled as a safety warning.

Fat Mike wrote:

"Samuel's mother would like to give this warning given to other "invulnerable" young: If you're drunk and hit your head, do not go to bed without getting it checked. let none of your friends walk home alone after a fall or blow to the head. Take care of yourselves and each other. Wise words. RIP Sammy"

You can read the full statement in the Instagram caption above. Then revisit our interview with Fat Mike here and take our quiz: How Punk Are You? Make sure to watch Bad Religion sing NOFX's praises in an original Fuse video, below.