Hatebreed Bassist Chris Beattie Falls Out of Tree, Breaks Wrist and Elbow; Shadows Fall Guitarist Matt Bachand to Fill-In
Chris Beattie, bassist for hardcore heavyweight Hatebreed, has released the following statement:
“On Monday a large branch fell off a tree I was cutting and knocked the ladder I was on out from under me. I fell eight feet off the ladder onto the sidewalk and luckily was able to throw the chainsaw away from me on the way down. I broke my left wrist and right elbow.”
OW OW OW OW OW OW. That sucks, dude. And is just one many reasons why I live in New York City, where we have no trees: they’re dangerous!
“I will be going ‘under the knife’ this Friday to correct the breaks and start the healing process. Jamey, Wayne, Matt, Frank and our manager Steve have all been very supportive and I look forward to getting back out on the stage as soon as I can. Please go out and support Hatebreed as they leave for a short US tour today. Thanks to Matt [Bachand] from Shadows Fall for filling in for me. See you soon.”
Shadows Fall were already scheduled to be a part of this tour, so Bachand makes sense as a fill-in (although not as much as sense as Shadows Fall’s actual bassist Paul Romanko would have made, but okay whatever). I’m sure he’ll do great job, and it should be fun for fans to see. Still totally blows for Beattie, obviously. Get better soon dude!
Get dates for the tour here.
[via Metal Injection]