Heavy music identity Dallas Taylor has been airlifted to hospital after a serious all-terrain vehicle accident on Tuesday night.
The founding Underoath and current Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster vocalist sustained multiple injuries after crashing into a sign at the wheel of an ATV without wearing a helmet, and is currently undergoing treatment in a Florida ICU.
The initial report from his brother Rhett Taylor had things “not looking very good”, but thankfully it now seems like he’s going to pull through.
The most recent update from Rhett, which was shared on Maylene’s official Facebook page, reads:
“I think he’s going to be okay. He’s still unconscious. They said he’ll be in the hospital for quite a while. He has tons of broken stuff, Lacerations, internal bleeding and head injuries though.
I just spoke with my family and it looks like he’ll pull through. Please don’t bombard the hospital. Im sure he’d love to see everyone but he isn’t even conscious at this point.”
It follows an earlier update, also from Rhett, which read: “Thoughts and prayers for my brother Dallas. He been airlifted to the trauma center at shands. He was in a serious 4 wheeler accident at our house wearing no helmet and hit a sign. It doesn’t look very good. I love him.”
Dallas was a founding member of Underoath and is featured on their first three releases: Act Of Depression, Cries Of The Past and The Changing Of Times. After departing the band, he formed Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster who’ve released four kickass full-length LPs since 2005.
If you’d like to help with his recovery, you can donate to this official GoFundMe campaign.
“This was put together for anyone who wants to help with Dallas’ medical bills,” Maylene explained. “When he wakes up he’s going to be hurting.”
Let’s hope he gets well – and back to churning out some of the best southern swamp rock the world has seen – very soon!
UPDATE 04/08/2016: Fellow Underoath alumnus Corey Steger and Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster have both issued updates on Taylor’s condition.