"I’m not dead yet," tweets musician after his vehicle is destroyed in pile-up
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal has walked away from a car crash that destroyed his vehicle.
Thal – who first joined Axl Rose‘s band for live shows in 2006 and performed on their 2008 album ‘Chinese Democracy’– posted messages on his Twitter account after the accident to let fans know that he’d escaped without serious injury and was still working on solo material.
The guitarist’s Toyota was left “totalled” after being hit by another driver and propelled into two other vehicles on the road.
“SUV just ploughed into me at full speed,” he wrote. “My car is totalled and two other cars she smashed me into. I’m well enough to tweet, which means I’m not dead yet.”
He later posted another message which said: “I’ve spent 24 hours dealing with car rental, insurance and collision folks, banks and police – as the injuries begin to reveal themselves,” before telling concerned fans: “Oh, please – I’m in Guns n’fucking Roses. This is all like a walk in the park!”
Thal also revealed that he was well enough to return to work and had completed work on a new track called ‘Cat Fight’, adding: “It’s finished. I’ve just go to transcribe it and get all the extras ready to go.”
Yesterday (June 1), Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba revealed that he and Axl Rose had once been involved in a violent bar fight with another man who they had “literally kicked the shit out of”.