Earlier today, Baroness‘ publicist, Monica Seide of Speakeasy PR & Marketing, released the following update regarding the musicians’ medical condition:
“The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.
“John Baizley [rhythm guitar, lead vocals] has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle [drums] and Matt Maggioni [bass] each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams [lead guitar, vocals] has been treated and released from the hospital.
“Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition.
“Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for all the support during this extremely difficult time.”
Two guys with broken backs is pretty bad, but send good thoughts to the driver who isn’t out of the woods yet.
[Previous posting from 8/16]
Two days ago it was announced that Baroness’ tour bus crashed, but very little else was shared. I waited until I could find more details. This is the best I have so far. Their bus fell 30 ft from a viaduct, with two people “badly injured” with multiple fractures, and seven more with minor injuries. One of the was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol and the other to the Royal United Hospital in Bath. The seven with more minor injuries were taken to the Royal United Hospital (RUH). No mention is made of the other badly injured person, or anyone’s identities. Whether it’s band or crew, let’s cross our fingers that they recover fully. The rest of the tour has been cancelled.
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