Posting to Facebook, The Ghost Inside bassist Jim Riley says everyone’s condition has improved in the last 48 hours.
“We are surrounded by lots of loved ones and the vibe today is very positive. Asking again that you keep sending good juju our way and keep the families of the two drivers that lost their lives in your thoughts,” Riley says. “It will be a few more days before we share any individual details.”
Riley also calls for discretion, given the large number of photos of the fatal crash which have surfaced online. “If you’ve seen any of the pictures that are floating around you know the serious nature of the situation and hope you understand the need for a little privacy and discretion,” he says.
Riley goes on to thank the “phenomenal” doctors who have been treating the band, and thanks fans for their love and support. “Life is swinging hard,” he says. “We are swinging harder.” Read his full statement, below.
All five members of The Ghost Inside and members of their crew were injured when their tour bus collided with a semi-trailer outside El Paso last week. While the band survived, two drivers died in the collision.
The Ghost Inside’s remaining US tour dates have been cancelled, and a GoFundMe campaign in support of the band has raised almost $125,000 at the time of writing, including $10,000 from the generous lads at Bring Me The Horizon.
There is also another GoFundMe campaign set up for the family of TGI’s deceased bus driver, Greg Hoke.
The Ghost Inside are scheduled to tour Australia next month supporting The Amity Affliction and A Day To Remember’s Big Ass Tour.
UPDATE 01/12/15: The Ghost Inside have cancelled all their current tour dates, including Australia’s Big Ass Tour, and have released a statement saying they wish to focus on their recovery following the fatal bus crash in Texas.