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Read Pro-Pain Frontman Gary Meskil’s First-Hand Account of His Assault


Pro-Pain vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil is still in the hospital recovering from the vicious attack which nearly ended his life last week. Fortunately, the dude appears to be on the mend, as he was well enough to recount the assault for Gazet Van Antwerpen (translation courtesy of Blabbermouth):

“Last Monday, I went out with Adam [Phillips, ProPain guitarist] in Brussels. Adam returned to the hotel in the Stalingradlaan in the centre of Brussels, and I went for a beer in a bar nearby, around midnight. At the table next to me, there were some young guys and we started talking. It was all very friendly. Just a nice chat. After a while, I went to the bartender to pay my bill. When I returned, two of the guys I had talked to bumped into me. Then I realized that they took my wallet. I confronted them and they start hitting me. They got help from four others. They used an ice pick to hit me on the head. They kept on kicking me after I had fallen to the ground.”

Meskil added:

“They robbed me of a lot of money: the fees of several shows. I lost eighty percent of my blood. The doctors said that I was lucky to make it. They even had to remove glass from my eyes, because they kicked the glasses I was wearing. My jaw is broken, and I will need multiple surgeries. I don’t know when I will be able to sing again. It can take weeks, possibly even months.”

Meskil also says that he’ll soon be visiting a local police station to positively identify some of his attackers, who have since been arrested. Unfortunately, the money these fuckers stole is gone and ain’t never coming back, which makes it all the more important for Meskil to collect contributions for his medical bills. You can donate to his crowdfunding campaign here.


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