The Ghost Inside Drummer Confirms Loss Of Leg; Vows To Keep Playing
Sad news has come from The Ghost Inside camp today as drummer Andrew Tkaczyk reveals the full extent of the injuries he sustained from the band’s tragic bus accident in El Paso, Texas on November 19 last year.
In the midst of a regional US tour, the band’s tour bus collided with a semi-trailer which resulted in the deaths of both drivers. If that weren’t horrible enough, The Ghost Inside’s members and crew were taken to hospital for their injuries and forced to withdraw from their scheduled Big Ass Tour dates alongside The Amity Affliction, A Day To Remember and Motionless In White.
In a heart-breaking Instagram post, Tkaczyk recounted how he woke up from a 10-day coma to find out that his right leg had been amputated at the knee. Despite the shocking news, particularly devastating given his chosen instrument, he has vowed that he will play drums again and stated that he “can’t wait to get back on the kit”.
That’s the kind of positive thinking we like to see in the wake of a tragedy and if you’d like to donate to the recovery fund for Tkaczyk plus his band and crew, you can do so right here.
Remember the USA doesn’t exactly have the kind of health system we do here in Australia, so they’re likely to have a lifetime of bills to conquer resulting from the accident – dig deep if you can.
So the rumors are true everyone! Unfortunately I did lose my leg in this accident. This is one injury among many others such as fractures in my ribs, spine, and hip along with some ligament tears in my rotator cuff and Labrum. I have remained in positive and good spirits since I woke up from a 10 day coma in November to the sight of my missing leg. Not going to let it stop me. I don’t care what anyone says. It’s a long road ahead, but I WILL play drums again. Can’t wait to get back on the kit. Couldn’t have dealt with this without the love and support from my brothers in TGI & crew, friends, fans and family. Thank you all ❤️