Seaward was hit by a truck in Dublin back in July
Glass Animals drummer Joe Seaward has shared a powerful message of thanks as he continues to recover from injuries sustained in a road accident.
Seaward was hit by a truck while cycling in Dublin on July 2. A statement released on the band’s social media feeds at the time revealed that he had suffered a number of serious injuries, including a fractured skull and broken leg.
Now the drummer has taken to Instagram to thank his bandmates for their support over the past two months. “hi everyone, it’s joe,” the message begins. “I have learned a lot this summer, I thought I’d share a few of my findings with you all: 1) I am extremely lucky. my family and friends and the doctors and nurses in dublin are remarkable people. the band and my family sat next to me in hospital for two weeks while I couldn’t speak or move and haven’t left me since, I’ve been looked after by the best.
“2) trucks are extremely hard. 3) in the last couple of months I have learnt to walk, talk and read again- watching a body heal in real time has been quite amazing, saying more than ‘i’ is actually very complicated and tiring, so is adapting to lots of metal in your limbs. i have always taken my body for granted, I won’t anymore.
“4) your support, messages, letters and videos have been inspiring. I’m so sorry if you missed us playing this summer, we will get back to those we missed when we can. you are very cool people for bearing with me.
“apparently: 5) brain injuries can lead to wildly increased creativity – less inhibitions – so basically perfect timing for getting back on my kit, which I have just started doing.
It’ll be what all the musicians are doing soon, believe
“this is a picture of my carrot cake, the flamingos on top are the band apparently – and a picture of cardi bee, i was asked to channel my inner Frida Kahlo while convalescing, this is what I came up with – see point 5 above
“thank you all for your support. especially to dave, drew and ed. Joe”
Last month, the band shared a snap of Seaward standing upright with the help of crutches, writing in the accompanying caption “our little chicken is standing!”
“Slightly wonky…but not for long,” they wrote. “Speech is coming back fast now too. Got a wicked team of doctors and nurses and physiotherapists making sure his rehab goes super well. So happy. Thank all you good people again for the constant kindness.”
The band have yet to confirm any rescheduled dates after cancelling their tour due to Seaward’s accident.