Yesterday, it was revealed that members of Sylosis were sent to the hospital following a RV accident. At the time, all we knew that Sylosis was “alive and well” but would be dropping off of their tour with Trivium, DevilDriver and After The Burial. Now thanks to singer guitarist/vocalist Josh Middleton, we know a little more about the situation, and thankfully the band appear to be doing well.
Middleton posted the following message via the band’s Facebook:
“Hey everyone, Josh here. Myself, Rob [Callard, drums] and [Alex] Bailey [rhythm guitar] have just been released after over ten hours in hospital. Carl [Parnell, bass] is being kept in overnight as he’s in too much pain to walk but should hopefully be released tomorrow morning (Montreal time) once some of his muscle pain/swelling has subsided.
All four of us and our driver were hospitalized but seeing as Bailey was the only one who didn’t get taken in on a stretcher and a neck brace he wasn’t treated as urgently. He’s just had his back sewn up and is off to the scrap yard where the RV was taken to get people’s clothes and some personal items – hero. We’re all very lucky. We’ve mostly just been stitched up (my eyebrow, a few on Carl’s legs and Bailey’s back), badly bruised and what feels like full body whiplash. In car accident terms we’re alright but in general terms we’re not physically capable of continuing on with the tour and aim to get back to our families and friends asap to recover.
We want to thank the paramedics, the passers by who came to our help, the staff at the hospital and all of the fans and bands that have wished us well. It means the world to us.”
It’s a shame that Sylosis won’t be able to continue the tour. However, we’re just glad to hear the band and driver are doing alright following a horrifying incident that could’ve ended worse.