The road to recovery for The Ghost Inside since their horrific bus accident last November is a long one, with seemingly no end in sight. It’s been pretty inspirational to see the band bounce back, despite drummer Andrew Tkaczyk losing his leg and Zach Johnson losing some toes. The band are still slated to play next year’s Warped Tour, which gives them something to work towards. Unfortunately, multiple surgeries have been required for just about everyone in the band, and Johnson is no exception. he just underwent his ninth surgery, this one to deal with a hernia in his abdomen. What’s more is that he revealed earlier in the month that he’l require at least two more surgeries on his femur, as an earlier surgery didn’t heal. He checked in on Instagram with the following updates.
Headed in for surgery in 12 hours. This will be #9, along with 2 procedures so far. I have an abdominal hernia from trauma to the midsection. Not a huge deal in comparison, just getting it out of the way. After this I have 2 more procedures, and 2 major surgeries. Ugh, just have to get this shit out of the way. Here’s to laying around for a bit!
Done with surgery, went a bit longer than expected. The hernia was bigger and deeper than they had thought. Once again, something that could’ve been avoided had “the system” not taken so long. Either way, it’s done and out. Have some mesh implanted there now to prevent it from reoccurring! Going to take it easy for a week or two now. #TGItilidie
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