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The Ghost Inside drummer walks for first time since losing leg in bus crash

Andrew Tkaczyk had his right leg amputated under the knee

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Andrew Tkaczyk of The Ghost Inside has shared footage of himself standing upright for the first time since losing a leg in a bus crash last year.

As reported, Tkaczyk had his right leg amputated below the knee after the metalcore band's tour bus driver was killed in the accident. Their vehicle was involved in a collision with a truck as they travelled from Texas to Phoenix near El Paso. The driver of the other vehicle also died in the crash.

Tkaczyk posted the video on Instagram yesterday (March 9). He was released from hospital last month and is undergoing physiotherapy. In the post he wrote: "Strengthening that ankle and calf muscles. One day at a time. Be strong."

Strengthening that ankle and calf muscles. One day at a time. Be strong. #violentgentlemen #workhard

A video posted by Andrew Tkaczyk (@mtndrew) on



In addition to losing the use of his right leg, the drummer also suffered rib and hip fractures, spinal damage and a minor head injury as well as damage to his hands and shoulder in the crash.

Tkaczyk discusses his injuries, recovery and the future of The Ghost Inside in this interview conducted by staff at The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, where he has been attending physio sessions.

Bandmate Jonathan Vigil, frontman of the band, is also back walking after the accident. He lost several teeth in the crash and will undergo an operation on his right knee and ankle. Guitarist Zach Johnson lost two toes in the accident.

A GoFundMe fundraising campaign was set up for the band following the accident, which has seen more than $150,000 (£105,000) pledged.

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