The Ghost Inside guitarist Zach Johnson will undergo a significant procedure in (just under) two weeks in an effort to fix his broken femur* properly.
*One of many injuries suffered by Johnson and his bandmates in suffered in their 2015 tour bus accident.
Johnson had the following to say about the operation:
“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”
The accident claimed the lives of both their bus driver and the driver of the other vehicle and left all members of The Ghost Inside with life-changing injuries.
ICYDK: Johnson suffered a severely broken pelvis, various broken bones and had a few toes amputated amongst other ailments.
The road this band have been on is nothing short of amazing! Our love, thoughts and prayers continue to be with members of The Ghost Inside. #TGIForever