The Amity Affliction drummer Ryan Burt is no longer playing with the band for the remainder of the Vans Warped Tour. Instead, Glass Cloud skinsman Chad Hasty will be filling in for Burt. Wondering what happened? No big deal, just a PIECE OF A DRUMSTICK WENT INTO HIS CORNEA. From the band’s Facebook page:
During our set at Warped Tour in Portland a few days ago, our drummer Ryan sustained an injury while performing. A piece of his drumstick chipped off going right into his cornea which caused a cut and required immediate eye surgery. We couldn’t make it to today’s Warped Tour set in San Diego however we’ll be back in Pomona. Our mate Chad from Glass Cloud will fill in behind the kit for the rest of the tour. We wish our brother a speedy recovery.
That sounds incredibly painful. In fact, I’m covering my eyes while typing this just in case my computer keyboard chips off an goes into my eye. Hopefully he’ll be ok. If he winds up playing with an eyepatch, that’ll be badass. And hey, drummer have survived and played with worse injuries.