Glass Animals Cancel Tour Due to Drummer Joe Seaward Being Hit By a Truck

Seaward Is Recovering with a Fractured Skull and Broken Leg After Cycling Accident

Jul 13, 2018 Bookmark and Share

British four-piece Glass Animals have understandably been forced to cancel their European and American tour dates after their drummer Joe Seaward was hit by a truck while cycling in Dublin. Seaward is currently recovering from a broken leg and fractured skull. The band's frontman Dave Bayley updated the band's fans via a Facebook post that revealed that Seaward had to have two lengthy surgeries and at first couldn't speak due to his injuries.

As Bayley wrote on Facebook: "This past week Joe has been under general anesthetic twice. First for neurosurgery and second for his leg. The neurosurgery consisted of reshaping part of his skull that had collapsed and been compressed into the brain by the weight of the truck's trailer. The operation was successful, but the collapsed skull had bruised and damaged the area of the brain responsible for speech. Initially Joe was only able to get out one word...'I'...but each day he is finding more.

"As far as we know, no other areas of his brain are severely damaged like this. 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."

Read the full statement below. The band released their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, in 2016 via Harvest.

Read our review of How to Be a Human Being here.

Read our 2016 interview with Glass Animals here.

Read our 2016 Artist Survey interview with Glass Animals here. 

(Via BBC)

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July 16th 2018

Your content is of a news type. The fracture caused to Drummer Joe Seaward is a sad news. May God give him health.

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September 30th 2018

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