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Ghost Inside drummer plays for the first time since losing leg

By | Published on Thursday 31 March 2016

The Ghost Inside

The Ghost Inside drummer Andrew Tkaczyk has got back behind a drum kit for the first time since losing his leg after the band’s tour bus was involved in an accident last year.

As previously reported, the band’s bus collided with a lorry outside El Paso in Texas, killing the drivers of both vehicles. Among many serious injuries suffered by those who survived, Tkaczyk woke up from ten days in a coma to discover that his right leg had been amputated. “Not going to let it stop me”, he said in January. “I don’t care what anyone says. It’s a long road ahead, but I WILL play drums again. Can’t wait to get back on the kit”.

This week he posted a short video on Instagram showing his first time playing drums since the accident. “Today was a huge baby step”, he wrote. “I sat behind a drum kit for the first time since the accident, and it felt incredible. EVERY encouraging word and support from you all has gotten me to this point”.