After The Ghost Inside’s horrible November 2015 bus crash, the Vans Warped Tour extended an invitation saying they would hold a spot open for them every year until they were physically able to perform on the trek. However, the group are still recovering and with Warped Tour ending this year, they won’t have an opportunity to accept the offer. The band tweeted the following about that:
Jonathan Vigil has shared a new Instagram post, in which he opens up about not being able to play shows following The Ghost Inside’s horrible bus crash that occured back in November 2015. You can read what he had to say below:
Being completely honest and transparent, going to shows is HARD. And I don’t mean hard in the physical sense because most venues, staff, security, patrons and show goers are very accommodating to handicapped or injured people. What I mean is it’s just hard… being here. It’s hard to know what we were and what we could be. I admit, I don’t go to shows as often as I should. As often as I want to. As often as I need to. But there’s a reason for it. —- It stings me. It hurts me. It’s bittersweet being here. I feel cheated. I feel wronged. I feel obsolete. Seeing a band play and knowing we had it. Knowing what we had. I had it. Watching a band play with a feeling of jealousy that I shouldn’t have but just can’t shake. It eats at me. I think to myself, “I did everything I could. I was that kid in the crowd singing along, aspiring to be up there. I worked hard and I did it. I got there. Like everyone else up there did. So how come they get to run around on stage when I won’t ever be able to run again? I can’t even walk on my own.” —- I’ve experienced loss before. Loss of innocence. Loss of youth. Loss of a loved one. But this loss is something I can’t seem to do anything to cope with. It’s a hole that won’t close. It’s like sitting around and watching a movie about your life, knowing how it’s going to play out and screaming for it to be different but you’re not the one with the mic anymore. No one can hear you. —- They’ll be lots of extremely kind sentiments, comments, wishes and thoughts on here. They always hit me and the words do help. The support is there absolutely, but it doesn’t end what I feel. That’s the honesty and transparency of this all. It’s like, would you go into something knowing the only outcome is heartbreak?
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The Ghost Inside and their crew have all reunited for the second time since their horrible bus crash that occured back in November 2015. The band posted the following:
For just the second time since our life changing accident over two years ago, The Ten were able to spend a few days together. There’s nothing that makes the healing process easier than to laugh together, cry together, and eat mountains of pizza together. We are so fortunate to be alive and to have each other to rely on through all of this. Together we are limitless and unbreakable. #TGI2018
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Jonathan Vigil has revealed that he recently underwent ankle surgery. 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.
I had surgery on my ankle yesterday. After lots of emotions and a huge internal struggle I decided that I needed to go through with it. I couldn’t live every day being in constant pain anymore. I wanted to believe that my ankle would get better on its own despite what my doctors, friends and family were saying to me. The downside is huge loss of mobility but the upside is much less pain. I won’t lie to you guys or myself and say that getting my ankle fused doesn’t completely scare me, because it does. Luckily for me though, my doctor is awesome and I woke up in the recovery room to a little note along with the X-ray taped onto my cast. I’m getting closer and closer to being back to what I love and where I belong. And that’s on stage. Onwards and upwards
The Ghost Inside were in a horrible bus crash back in November 2015, and all the members were injured badly, including guitarist Zach Johnson who has just undergone his 12th surgery. He posted the following:
Surgery #12 is done. Not gonna lie, this one hurt like a bitch, but I hope it's the last. Took out the metal rod in my femur, the screws in my knee. Drilled out some bone from my right tibia, used a new incision in the middle of my leg to fuse that bone where my break was. New metal rod through the femur, metal plate over the fusion, new/bigger screws in my knee and hip. Hoping my hospital stay won't be too long! Thanks for all the well wishes.
The Ghost Inside were in a horrible bus crash back in November 2015, and all the members were injured badly, including guitarist Zach Johnson who unfortunately has to undergo another major surgery. He posted the following:
So I'm sure some of you know my femur hasn't healed. I had a small surgery in September, and since then it's hurt like fucking hell. Our plan of action didn't work. April 13th I'll be going in for my twelfth surgery (a major one). They'll take all the hardware out of my right leg, take bone from my right tibia, and fuse it where the break is. Then put a metal plate over it, put a new metal rod running the length of my femur, and 2 screws in my knee, and 2 in my hip. I'm honestly not that stressed about the actual surgery, I've had so many it just seems normal to me now. What DOES suck is I'll be taking huge steps backwards in recovery, and will be off my feet for a few months. But I just want to get it done, and in the past. From there I can finally make permanent progress. I can't thank you all enough for being in my corner throughout this fight. It means the world to me! #TGIforever
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.