Ghost Inside Guitarist Facing ELEVENTH Surgery After Violent Bus Crash
Oof. This has been a devastating story to follow for everyone involved in the metal community, and it just keeps getting worse.
The Ghost inside were involved in a horrendous bus crash back in November, and the recovery process has been full of setbacks. Their drummer Andrew Tkaczyk lost his leg, several members have had bone infections, and their guitarist Zach Johnson lost a few toes in addition to his other injuries.
It seems that Zach’s trials aren’t over yet, though. A recent Instagram post reveals new details about his recovery.
Went in for a check up on my pelvis/hip. Then this came out of nowhere. Turns out my femur hasn’t healed, could be due to infection, or just bad luck. They’re setting up an array of tests, which will more than likely end up in surgery again. Which would make it my 11th procedure. Life loves throwing curveballs, it’s just about how you handle them. The love and support from my brothers in the band, family, friends, and all of you means more to myself and the others than you’ll ever know. Keep swinging.
The caption says it all. Looks like Zach will have to undergo his 11th procedure in an effort to repair a bone that doesn’t seem to be healing. Doctors don’t seem to know the cause quite yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop as soon as more information is brought to light.
I can’t imagine what this must feel like, facing setback after setback. I have to commend the positive attitudes of everyone in The Ghost Inside and I sincerely hope they’ll be able to recover enough to perform at Warped Tour in 2017. It’s a commendable albeit seemingly difficult goal considering the bumps in their recovery. As always, our thoughts are with them on their road to healing.
If you want to donate to The Ghost Inside you can visit their gofundme page.
[via The PRP]