The Ghost Inside’s Jonathan Vigil Set for More Surgery After Bone Infection Clears
Things are moving along — albeit slowly — for the members of The Ghost Inside as they work their way back to their promised goal of playing Warped Tour 2017.
Drummer Andrew Tkaczyk recently posted footage of himself walking with a prosthetic leg, and has even gotten behind the drum kit again. Guitarist Zach Johnson hasn’t updated the public since January, when he had two toes amputated, but we’re hoping no news is good news. But vocalist Jonathan Vigil, who suffered two broken ankles and fractured neck vertebrae, among other injuries, had his recovery halted six weeks ago when he developed a bone infection in one ankle.
Encouraging word for Vigil: recent blood work shows the bone infection has cleared, meaning doctors can finally perform the remaining surgeries on his ankles needed to improve mobility, which still limits his ability to walk. Vigil elaborated in a couple of posts to his Instagram account:
It’s been a long (and sometimes very frustrating) eight weeks but this is my last dose of antibiotics. The blood work says that the bone infection has cleared and it’s time for the next chapter. I get my picc line out today and I see the doctor on Tuesday about my last remaining surgeries. It’s been nearly six months since the accident and ALL of us still have a long way to go. But through the support of fans, friends and family were getting closer to the light at the end of the tunnel. You’ll see us again on stage sometime, I promise you that.
After six months of no mobility in my ankle, today I schedule my surgery to repair it and hopefully be able to walk somewhat normally again. Maybe even one day far down the line (fingers crossed) play hockey again. It’s been a long half a year but my wounds are mostly healed, my head/brain is starting feel like it did before the accident and I’m getting more independent every single day. I’m beginning to feel like myself again and that’s something I will never take for granted. P.S. I know my ankle looks real gross, but it looks so much better than it used to!
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Hockey! Fuck yeah. I admire this kid’s grit. Here’s to hoping he can get back on the rink ASAP.
[via The PRP]