Andrew Tkaczyk, drummer for Los Angeles metalcore band THE GHOST INSIDE has released an update about his condition following the bus crash in El Paso, Texas that left the band hospitalised in November.
Writing on Instagram, the drummer said:
“So the rumors are true everyone! Unfortunately I did lose my leg in this accident. This is one injury among many others such as fractures in my ribs, spine, and hip along with some ligament tears in my rotator cuff and Labrum. I have remained in positive and good spirits since I woke up from a 10 day coma in November to the sight of my missing leg. Not going to let it stop me. I don’t care what anyone says. It’s a long road ahead, but I WILL play drums again. Can’t wait to get back on the kit. Couldn’t have dealt with this without the love and support from my brothers in TGI & crew, friends, fans and family. Thank you all.”
THE GHOST INSIDE had been touring the US on the “Locals Only Tour” when the incident occurred. Despite all members of the band and crew surviving, two drivers lost their lives. The band’s driver Greg Hoke was one of these two, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to benefit his family. The band also have their own GoFundMe page.