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The Ghost Inside’s Jonathan Vigil Beats Bone Infection; Prepares For More Surgery

Jonathan Vigil

We’ll be the first to admit that we didn’t expect one of the most uplifting stories in metalcore to come out of an event so tragic. Six months on from a severe tour bus crash that saw members of The Ghost Inside left with varying levels of injuries – guitarist Zach Johnson lost three of his toes; drummer Andrew Tkaczyk is back drumming following a leg amputation; frontman Jonathan Vigil is still learning to walk again – the band has given us a new update on their recovery, and it’s a damn positive one.

Back in March you may remember that Vigil was diagnosed with a bone infection, a setback that saw his surgeries delayed whilst he had antibiotics put into an IV in his arm “twice a day, for six weeks”. The good news? The singer has cleared his infection and can move forward with his rehabilitation, which includes surgery to regain mobility in his ankle.

»» Read More: The Ghost Inside’s Zach Johnson Opens Up About Bus Crash In New Interview ««

“It’s been nearly six months since the accident and ALL of us still have a long way to go,” Vigil said in a recent Instagram post. “But through the support of fans, friends and family we’re getting closer to the light at the end of the tunnel. You’ll see us again on stage sometime, I promise you that.”

TGI’s positivity throughout this ordeal is beyond commendable and the road ahead is still a long one, so if you have the means we strongly encourage you to donate to the band’s Gofundme to help out with the immense costs of their recovery. As ever, our hearts and respect go out to The Ghost Inside.


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