It seems that in 2016 for the most part all we do is report bad news or sad news and unfortunately that trend is going to continue for at least one more day. As most of the metal world knows back in November The Ghost Inside were in a horrific bus accident in Texas that cost the life of their driver, as well as the driver of the other vehicle in the accident and put multiple members of the band in hospital with serious injuries.
In the last couple of hours The Ghost Inside’s drummer, Andrew Tkaczyk, has posted on his social media accounts that he has in fact lost his leg as a result of the accident. He posted the following on Social Media:
“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.”
In the aftermath of the accident a GoFundMe account was set up to help pay the band’s extensive medical bills. The fund has hit it’s target several times and current sits at just over the most recent target of $150,000. Anyone wishing to donate to The Ghost Inside’s considerable medical bills and recovery can check out the fund at https://www.gofundme.com/aqb5umd8.
Our thoughts continue to be with The Ghost Inside and especially Andrew as they make the difficult steps through their recovery. Andrew’s determination to play the drums again is an inspiration and we will follow his, and the rest of the band’s progress every step of the way.