Twin Shadow drummer remains in hospital two weeks after tour bus crash

Andy Bauer remains confident of full recovery following surgery on his spine

Twin Shadow drummer Andy Bauer is still in hospital recovering from injuries sustained when the band’s tour bus crashed, causing them to postpone a string of British tour dates.

Bauer (pictured above alongside frontman George Lewis Jr.) was on board the bus which crashed on April 17. The vehicle was involved in a road-traffic accident on Interstate 70 near Aurora, Colorado. The bus hit a tractor-trailer leaving Lewis Jr requiring surgery on his hand and up to 12 people requiring hospital treatment.

In a new statement released via Stereogum, Bauer confirms that he has undergone spinal surgery twice and has had his condition upgraded from serious to medically stable as he aims to achieve a full recovery.

The statement reads: “Having undergone two surgeries to repair injuries to his spine, Andy’s condition has been upgraded from serious to medically stable and he continues to improve with the help of his medical team at the University of Colorado Hospital lead by Drs. CJ Kleck and Vikas Patel. He has transitioned into the acute rehabilitation program, and there is great optimism that he will make a complete recovery. Andy is hopeful that he can return to touring with Twin Shadow as soon as medically possible.”

“Knowing how many people are rooting for him will make it easier for Andy to complete his rehabilitation. Andy and his family are grateful for the outpouring of love, support and prayers he has received from the Denver community, his fans, and friends during this painful experience. He will continue to keep in touch regarding his recovery, his plans, and his music via his Facebook page.”

Twin Shadow will resume band duties this coming wee with a scheduled performance on The Seth Myers Show on Tuesday before returning to live shows at Primavera in Spain on May 30. The band’s third album ‘Eclipse’ is due for release in the UK on May 18.