Frank Iero cancels tour following bus crash

Former My Chemical Romance member was involved in a traffic accident in Australia last week (October 13)

Former My Chemical Romance member Frank Iero has cancelled a series of live dates after he was involved in a traffic accident last week.

The guitarist was set to play Sydney’s Metro Theatre with his band Frank Iero And The Patience last Thursday night (October 13) but that show was cancelled following what was reported as a “serious” accident.

It later emerged that Iero was involved in a crash between a bus and his tour van. A local report stated that Iero had “escaped injury but two other men had to be taken to hospital”.

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“Hi friends,” tweeted Iero following the incident “thanks all for the well wishes. We’re pretty banged up but miraculously alive and in stable condition. I’m still in a state of shock.”

Rock Sound now reports that Iero has cancelled all remaining 2016 tour dates. He had been scheduled to play shows in North American during October and November.

Iero and co are also expected to support Taking Back Sunday on their UK and European tour during February 2017, but it is not known whether these dates will be affected.

Iero was a member of My Chemical Romance from 2002-2013. The band recently sparked rumours of a reunion before announcing a 10-year anniversary reissue of their album ‘The Black Parade’.