Warbeast Guitarist Drew Shoup Suffers Brutal Hand Injury (NSFW)
Apparently, Warbeast guitarist Drew Shoup has suffered a grisly hand injury caused by an accident with a blender blade (just the blade–he didn’t go full Fratelli).
Here’s the statement put up on the band’s Facebook:
Hey everyone… I have an update on our new Warbeast guitarist Drew Shoup. I know everyone has been concerned after his freak accident the other night to his fingers. I have some bad and good news to report.
First of all for those that aren’t aware of what happened….
Drew was washing a blender blade for like 2 seconds and right then their cat tried to jump up on the fridge. She missed and landed on his hand and it forced it onto the blade. It sliced them down to the bone… ouch!!! He was rushed to the ER and they gave him stitches that night.
Today he went to see a hand specialist. The bad news is that he severed 3 tendons and a bunch of nerves. At the moment he has no feeling or movement in his index finger. He will have to schedule a surgery for next week for them to put it all back together.
Now for the good news… right after the surgery, he will have to do therapy for awhile and they’re telling him that it should all heal 100%. The timeframe on that is a guess right now… but Drew says he’s determined to work hard and get back to playing as soon as possible. So we are hoping for about 6-8 weeks for the best case scenario.
Even if it takes longer… we all have Drew’s back and will support him through this unfortunate situation. Drew has worked really hard to be in Warbeast. He learned all of the songs and made the move from Colorado to Texas just to be a part of this band. So please send him some positive healing vibes so he can be back in the Warbeast lineup soon. I hear all the time lately that Warbeast is sounding better than we ever have with the additions of Drew and Lyric C. Ferchaud… so he is a very important part of this band.
As far as our upcoming Warbeast shows… Mr. Scott Shelby will be playing all of the guitar parts and the shows will still go on. We’ve actually done several shows as a 4-piece over the years for various reasons… and so we’ve already adapted to situations like this. But once again…. good luck to Drew with his upcoming surgery and therapy…. we all have faith in ya bro!!
Yikes. And if that weren’t enough, there’s a picture. NSFW, everyone.
BLURGH. Christ eating an banana, that is not pretty.
This is obviously super terrible, and we wish Drew a speedy recovery. Surgery is rough, but especially on a really functional, nerve-filled body part like your hand. Go to the band’s Facebook page to read up on Drew’s hand and leave him some love.
I know this sounds dumb, but musicians: be careful with blender blades. Those motherfuckers are sharp and unwieldy as hell, and apparently they can do damage even when they aren’t spinning.