My Chemical Romance have given fans an update on the wellbeing of former band member Frank Iero after he was involved in a traffic accident yesterday (October 13).
The guitarist was set to play Sydney’s Metro Theatre with his band Frank Iero And The Patience on Thursday night but that show was cancelled following the reportedly “serious” accident.
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.”
Sharing a statement on Twitter, MCR wrote: “Frank Iero’s band, Frank Iero And The Patience, were unloading their van in Sydney, Australia when they were hit by a bus. 2 members of the band are undergoing surgery. Frank is banged up pretty badly but is physically OK.”
They added: “We are sending out our love and wishes for a speedy recovery to his band mates, and to Frank, and we thank all of you for your kind wishes.”
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) October 13, 2016
Iero previously tweeted after the incident: “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”.
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
— frnkiero: Party Dad (@FrankIero) October 13, 2016
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’.