As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been granted permission to break his house arrest to seek medical attention for a neck injury.

The heavy metal rocker is accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife, and is facing one count of solicitation to commit murder and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime.

Lambesis, 32, was recently freed on bail but ordered to stay home under house arrest, and he has now been granted leave to seek treatment for a problem with his neck.

A judge has signed off on an order allowing the star to leave his house to visit a medic and a physiotherapist, according to Sandiegoreader.com.

He is due back in court in San Diego, California on 16 September (13).