The Slot singer Dariya Stavrovich better known to fans as Nookie has been attacked and stabbed several times in the neck by a male assailant during an album signing session in St Petersburg.
First aid was administered on the scene before the vocalist was rushed to hostpital where her condition is described as “moderately grave”.
Formed in 2002 The Slot have taken their home country of Russia by storm and have gained fans globally with their industrial edged metal. Writing and performing in both English and Russian the band had recently released their latest album titled Sixth. Stavrovich joined the band in 2007 just in time to tour with the likes of Korn and Clawfinger.
The band made the following statement on their Facebook page.
“Today, on the 18th of April, before The SLOT’s signing session, an armed attack was made on the members ot the band near the cafe “Stoker” in St. Peterburg.
The malefactor armed with a knife, tried to attract attention of the members of the band and to start a conversation with them. After that he stabbed Nookie (Dariya Stavrovich) several times in her neck.
Fortunately she was able to protect herself from some of the hits with her hands.
The offender was neutralized and was caught red-handed. After that he was followed to police Department.
After Nookie was given first aid by Cache, she was immediately rushed to the hospital. The hospital described her general condition as moderately grave.
Fortunately at the present moment there is no threat to Nookie’s life and she is staying at the Mariinskaya hospital.
Let’s wish her a speedy and painless recovery!”
The band also asked for fans to donate blood making a further statement.
“FRIENDS! DONORS NEEDED!
For speedy recovery of Nookie, [she] required a blood transfusion, it is normal procedure for such injuries.
If you are from St. Petersburg, please repost and come to donate blood.
BLOOD GROUP AND RH FACTOR ARE IRRELEVANT!
The donor can be anyone over the age of 18 years and weighing more than 50 kg. Have Passport.”
Contact the Mariinsk hospital branch of blood transfusion.
Everyone at MetalMouth wishes Dariya ‘Nookie’ Stavrovich a full and speedy recovery.