My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero involved in ‘serious’ tour van crash

Sydney gig cancelled following incident

Former My Chemical Romance member Frank Iero has been involved in a “serious traffic accident”, according to reports.

The guitarist was set to play Sydney’s Metro Theatre with his band Frank Iero And The Patience on Thursday (October 13) but that show has now been cancelled.

Australia’s 9 News reports that Iero was involved in a crash between a bus and his tour van.


The report states that Iero has “escaped injury but two other men had to be taken to hospital”. It adds: “One of the men was airlifted to St Vincent’s Hospital, the other was taken by road. They are both reported to be serious but stable.”

“The bus was not carrying any passengers at the time and the driver was taken to hospital for mandatory tests. Iero is giving statements to police.”

Iero has since tweeted: “Hi friends thanks all for the well wishes. we’re pretty banged up but miraculously alive& in stable condition. I’m still in a state of shock”.


Watch a news report on the incident below.

The band’s bassist Alexander Paul has tweeted to say that he wasn’t involved in the accident and doesn’t have “many details” about the incident but that he’s been “told everyone is in stable condition”. “Thank you for your well wishes guys,” he added.

Iero was a member of My Chemical Romance from 2002-2013. The band recently sparked rumours of a reunion before announcing a 10 year anniversary reissue of their album ‘The Black Parade’.