The Ghost Inside Guitarist Gives Surgery Update; Drummer Practising With Prosthetic Leg
Following their tragic bus accident last November, The Ghost Inside have shared some bloody good news. To start off with, drummer Andrew Tkaczyk posted a clip of himself playing drums after losing a leg in the incident, captioning it, “Working on finding ways to play with a prosthetic. It’s a slow process but we have some great ideas and some cool things that I can’t wait to share with you all.”
That’s not the only cool news that’s emerged. Guitarist Zach Johnson described leaving the doctor with a smile on his face with some info that made the “dark clouds looming over” him brighten up a bit. “I went into my ortho doctor to schedule my major surgeries and hospital time today,” he noted. But those major surgeries may not have to take place. Instead, “I’ll be going in for a smaller surgery, taking the screws out of my knee, with walking on it, that should put pressure and signals to help it mend”. With the disclaimer that there isn’t a “guarantee this will work”, we can only hope for the best!
The Ghost Inside’s Gofundme page is still up to help in their recovery after exceeding its $150k goal. In other TGI-related news, Aussie lads The Amity Affliction recently demonstrated a show of support by honouring the incredibly strong band by covering “Engine 45”, while the boys reunited back in July onstage for the first time since the accident at the APMAs. We’re not crying. You’re crying.
Take a look at The Ghost Inside’s updates below!
I went into my ortho doctor to schedule my major surgeries and hospital time today. And I left with a smile on my face! After speaking to other surgeons/reviewing my case, he came up with an alternative. This wasn't even presented as an option last time! I'll be going in for a smaller surgery, taking the screws out of my knee, with walking on it, that should put pressure and signals to help it mend. I'll be seeing a bone specialist to be put on an array of meds/injections, and will use a machine that stimulates bone growth daily. There is NO guarantee this will work, but with my history he recommends this before the last resort. I'll be having surgery as soon as he can, and 3 months after I'll have an idea of where I'm at with it. The dark clouds looming over me have brightened up a bit. Today was a good day. Enjoy the weekend! FUCK YES. Photo// @forever_goldd