Glass Animals cancel tour after drummer is hit by truck

Glass Animals have announced the cancellation of their planned tour after their Joe Seaward suffered a broken leg and a fractured skull in a cycling accident in Dublin with a truck also being involved.

The band took to social media to announce the cancellation of both the European and North American tour. “The operation was successful, but the collapsed skull bruised and damaged the area of the brain responsible for speech,” band frontman Dave Bayley wrote on Facebook. “Initially joe was only able to get out one word…’I’…but each day he is finding more.”

He continues “He can still wiggle his fingers and twinkle his toes, and he still laughs at all my shit jokes, and demands we wake him up so he can watch the world cup while we feed him ice cream and grapes. It wasn’t safe for him to go directly into his leg surgery after his brain op, but a couple days ago he was given the go-ahead by the consultants. He now has a titanium pin holding two halves of his femur together….basically he is now wolverine.”

We wish him a speedy recovery.

dear all,last monday my best friend, and our drummer joe was hit by a truck while on his bike here in dublin. his leg…

Posted by Glass Animals on Thursday, July 12, 2018

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