Pierce The Veil guitarist Tony Perry has been hospitalised with a collapsed lung, broken sternum, three broken ribs and a shoulder tear after coming off his mountain bike.
The axeman is expected to make a full recovery and has been discharged from hospital, however he’s also set to miss the beginning of the US Vans Warped Tour, which is scheduled to kick off this Friday, 19th June, in Pomona, California.
The Soundwave 2013 alumni have yet to announce a replacement for Perry, who will opt out of punk rock summer camp to stay at home and recover, as per the doctor’s orders.
But frontman Vic Fuentes, who checked in online with a full update on Perry’s condition, has revealed that the band are still ready to plough ahead with their scheduled Warped dates:
Hey everyone, it’s Vic. I’m sad to say that I have some bad news for you. Our guitar player @tonyperry was recently hospitalized for an incident while riding his mountain bike last weekend. He sustained 3 broken ribs, a torn shoulder, collapsed lung and a broken sternum, for which he needed immediate surgery to repair. Fortunately, his surgery went very well, and he is expected to make a full recovery. He was released from the hospital yesterday, but due to doctors orders, he will not be joining us for the beginning of Warped Tour until he is healthy enough to play. We will still be carrying on with the tour as planned, and we hope to see @tonyperry back on stage with us very soon. Your fan support is greatly appreciated, so be sure to send Tony some love while he’s healing up! Thanks and we’ll see you all on Warped!
Aussie fans will be able to catch all the action from the first day of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, thanks to a live webcast of the kick-off show.
Another rockstar who’s also just been benched due to injury is Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who was forced to cancel a handful of the band’s upcoming tour dates, including their headlining slot at the monster Glastonbury festival, while he recovers from a broken leg sustained after falling off a stage in Sweden.
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