Iero got “pretty banged up” in the prang but is otherwise OK. However, two of his bandmates sustained serious injuries and were forced to undergo surgery.
After cancelling their remaining international tour dates for 2016 “due to the severity of the injuries we sustained in that crash,” Iero has issued another update, thanking fans for their support during the shitty time and gifting them with a special token of his gratitude.
The frontman posted a lengthy statement on his official website, addressing the band’s fans directly:
“We can’t thank you all enough for the overwhelming flood of love and support throughout this horrific ordeal,” he writes. “It’s truly been amazing, and has helped us to feel not so alone even though we are stranded so far from home. there is nothing we want more than to all heal and be able to get back to our families as quick as possible.
“It’s strange how an in an instant everything can change and we become fully aware of what is truly important. we have been through a lot this week …and i know none of us will ever be the same again.”
He continues: “As a thank you for your love and understanding i’ve decided to release one of my favourite songs from our new record, Parachutes, a little bit early. Oceans is a song about accepting love even though you are unsure if you actually deserve it …and eventually letting it surround you and drowning in a sea of it. it feels fitting to our situation, and i hope it brings a smile to your beautiful faces.”
“I am unsure of what the future holds, but at least i know that my friends and i have a future… and for now that is certainly good enough for me. so here’s to those that wish us well, and those who don’t …well they can certainly catch a sydney bus to hell.”
Frnkiero andthe Patience’s new album Parachutes is due out this coming Friday, 28th October.
Listen to Oceans, and read Iero’s full statement, below.
Get well soon, boys!
Listen: Frnkiero andthe Patience – ‘Oceans’