The Ghost Inside Offer Health Update, Band Will Not Perform At 2017 Warped Tour

Jonathan Vigil has posted a new video update regarding the health status of him and the other members of The Ghost Inside. The band are still recovering from their serious bus crash, which happened in November 2015, and will be unable to perform at this year’s Warped Tour. The festival will keep their spot open until they reach the point where they can play again.

The Ghost Inside Reflect On Their Bus Crash One Year Later

Yesterday (November 19) was the one year anniversary of The Ghost Inside’s serious bus crash, which left the members with injuries that they are still recovering from. Now, Jonathan Vigil Andrew Tkaczyk, Zach Johnson, and Jim Riley have all reflected on the tragic accident. You can see their comments below:

It was a year ago today that an accident changed our lives forever. It's been a whole year that we've had to deal with broken bones, amputated limbs, operating tables, hospital beds, psychiatrists and therapy. It's been a long year that we've had to think of ourselves as the fortunate ones who lived, while our driver and the driver of the semi we collided with passed on. That means that it's now been over a year since we played our last show together. And for me, that's been the hardest part of coping with it all. I've (we've) been doing this for so long, that to stop in the way we have doesn't sit right. I feel like I've lost my way. The psyche can want it bad enough but the physical limitations are still very real. I've had my ups and my many, many downs throughout this last year. I've battled back and forth a lot with the future. When The Ghost Inside started, we we all lived in LA. Now that we're older, we all live across the entire country. Which means we are able to group chat, but aren't able to see each other in person whenever we want. After something like this, I just need to be closer with the guys but I couldn't. And that's where this comes in. The Ten of us were able to get together in September and celebrate being alive. It was the first time some of us had seen each other since the night before the accident. I can write things down to try explain the feeling of just being together again, but no words could ever capture what that felt like. Nothing I could say would ever rightfully express what that meant to me. As the saying goes "You don't know what you have till it's gone." Well in this situation, I didn't know what we had until we were all together again. After that time together my future isn't filled with doubts, it's been filled with optimism. Instead of my mind just thinking "I can't." I now believe in "I think we can." Being together again so many months after is what lead me to that belief. I'm thankful for that time together. I'm thankful for all those guys. I'm thankful to believe again. And lastly, I'm thankful to still have a future. Alive and well. – Vigil

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A year ago today was the worst day of my life, but it was also the FIRST day of my new life. I look at it all differently now. After we were given a 1up, I see things in a different light. It's important to not sweat the small petty things in life. You need to enjoy what you have. Tell your family and friends how much you love them. Those are the things that REALLY matter. I can't stress enough how true that is. Today I'm not looking back and thinking about what happened and I'm not asking "why me?" Instead I'm smiling and laughing while being thankful that my friends and I got to see another year. Keeping in my thoughts the drivers who unfortunately didn't make it that day. I couldn't even imagine going through something like this without my family, friends and all of YOU by my side. I truly do mean that from the bottom of my heart. The amount of support has been unlike anything I've ever seen before. Especially the support from these guys in this photo. Each and every one of them are my heroes. A bond that will never break. Ladies & gentleman, we are The Ten.

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The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkcazyk Raps About His Life Following The Band’s Bus Crash

The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkaczyk has posted a video of him rapping about the band’s bus crash and his life following it. Tkaczyk suffered multiple injuries in the incident and even lost his leg. Despite this, he has been making great progress drumming again.

Just like my profile says, I like heavy riffs and hip hop. I've posted some heavy riffs. Now here's some hip hop. This is the music I fell in love with before anything else as a kid in the early 90's. That's your boy on the mic too 😉. Lyrics below. . . . "Life dealt me the cruel hand Try to picture and envision Not a split second to make a decision The next thing I know I'm getting chopped and split with incisions Frozen in linens Dilaudid got my mother fucking brain spinnin Blood clots formed and now the Warfarins thinnin Could this be karma coming to collect the years I've been sinning? And now My back is in a brace I'm down a limb and I'm wishin That it was different now my nerves are shocking, stabbing and pinching Maybe this is punishment for all the bitching I did back when I took my life for granted playing drums for a living So now I pop a couple Perc's when it's the pain that I'm feeling And when the phantom feelings hit I choose sedation as healing I'm crawling in my own skin so I start digging and peeling Into the depths of my soul so here's my heart that I'm spilling Inspiration, determination, defeat, adversity are just a couple of things I'm told I evoke when I speak After only 1 year on 1 knee I finally see That if you put your mind to it you can do the same thing."

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Jonathan Vigil (The Ghost Inside) Suffers Second Bone Infection

Jonathan Vigil has revealed that he has suffered another bone infection, due to a screw in his ankle coming loose and breaking through his skin. This is just the latest setback in his road to recovery following The Ghost Inside’s horrible bus crash, that occured back in November 2015. You can help him and the other members by donating to their Gofundme campaign.

My ankle bone has another infection from the screw dislodging and coming out of the skin. Another six weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Another six weeks without progression. Another six weeks away from a seemingly simple goal of being able to just walk on my own again. I've been put to the test many, many times during this ordeal. We all have. You would think that after nearly 7 months we would be back to normal, but we're not. Actually far from it. I've always been the one to wear a smile on my face with the mantra "everything will be alright." I've spent a lot of time wavering with this belief. More than I care to admit. I can sympathize more now with the other side because I've been the one for so long thats been on the pedestal. The one that has the easy job of saying "there, there. It's ok." But now I'm the one living it and I know just how difficult it can be. I've had my words shoved back in my face. And now it's time to put my money where my mouth is. I just didn't know how hard it would be but I'd like to think I'll come out stronger

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