The Ghost Inside’s Jonathan Vigil Has a Second Bone Infection
Earlier this year, The Ghost Inside frontman Jonathan Vigil suffered a bone infection in his ankle while recovering from the horrific bus crash that severely injured the band’s members. But last month, Vigil’s infection had cleared, and the singer was scheduled for further surgery on his leg.
Sadly, there has been another setback. Vigil posted the following to his Instagram a week ago, when one of the screws in his ankle became dislodged and broke through the skin. Squeamish readers, you might want to take a deep breath:
One of the screws in my ankle came out and broke through the skin last night. I didn’t even know that was something that could happen. I had it removed today and go in for surgery tomorrow to replace all the current hardware in there so I don’t get another bone infection. It delays my recovery longer which means I’m further away from walking on my own. It’s irritating, it’s disheartening and it’s defeating BUT in the words of a very wise man… “There’s no set back that can set me back”
God. DAMN. There are few things I want to see less than my skin splitting and a screw come poking out.
Even worse, The PRP reports that Vigil has apparently been diagnosed with a second bone infection after surgery, which means another six weeks of recovery.
Vigil posted the following:
My ankle bone has another infection from the screw dislodging and coming out of the skin. Another six weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Another six weeks without progression. Another six weeks away from a seemingly simple goal of being able to just walk on my own again. I’ve been put to the test many, many times during this ordeal. We all have. You would think that after nearly 7 months we would be back to normal, but we’re not. Actually far from it. I’ve always been the one to wear a smile on my face with the mantra “everything will be alright.” I’ve spent a lot of time wavering with this belief. More than I care to admit. I can sympathize more now with the other side because I’ve been the one for so long thats been on the pedestal. The one that has the easy job of saying “there, there. It’s ok.” But now I’m the one living it and I know just how difficult it can be. I’ve had my words shoved back in my face. And now it’s time to put my money where my mouth is. I just didn’t know how hard it would be but I’d like to think I’ll come out stronger
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Given how hard it is to watch the dudes from The Ghost Inside go through the recovery process, I cannot fucking fathom how hard it must be to be actually going through it. This kind of setback is heartbreaking.
After the crash, the band raised $150k via a GoFundMe page, but it’s become abundantly clear that that amount won’t even begin to cover their medical expenses, so please, if you have money to spare, give what you can to these dudes. In the meantime, we wish Vigil and his bandmates all the best in their recovery.