Glass Animals have cancelled all their tour dates for the remainder of 2018 after drummer Joe Seaward was seriously injured in a road accident in Dublin.
Taking to Instagram, the band released a statement explaining why they recently cancelled a series of support slots with Beck and dates at the Pohoda, Open’er and Mad Cool festival, detailing what happened to their drummer. You can read the full statement below.
They wrote: “Last Monday my best friend, and our drummer Joe was hit by a truck while on his bike here in Dublin. His leg was broken on impact and he became tangled in the truck’s trailer where his skull suffered a complex fracture.
“Miraculously and thankfully,” it continues, “he is alive. After a couple [of] long operations he is now on the road to recovery.
“It’s going to be a long, difficult and winding road, but knowing how determined Joe is, and seeing how much his body has recovered already in the past 10 days, I am so optimistic that he will make it back to his cheeky old self.”
Singer Dave Bayley also confirmed in a series of further posts that all future tour dates have been called off adding: “Joe’s injuries are highly unlikely to heal in time to make any of them. We need to do everything in our power to conquer it and get Joe back on his feet.”