Mastodon frontman breaks leg in freak accident

Brent Hinds revealed the news via Instagram

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds has broken his leg in an unusual motorcycle accident.

 The American frontman and guitarist revealed this week that he broke his leg whilst trying to start his motorcycle. 

Hinds posted an image on his Instagram, showing his leg wrapped in plaster and ice.


He wrote in the caption: “Broke my fucking leg starting my motorcycle goddamnit… lifes a bitch then you die :(“.

Hinds was planning to tour at the end of this month with supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, made up of Alice in Chains singer William DuVall and Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman. The band were due to start their first ever US tour on November 29 in Boston, however this injury could force Hinds to miss out.

It’s not yet been announced whether the shows will go ahead with Brent or another musician in his place, or whether the whole tour will be cancelled.

Meanwhile, Mastodon have also been in the studio in recent weeks working on their seventh studio album, which is due for release in 2017.