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Trivium and DevilDriver Support Group Hospitalized After Crash


09/26/2013
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Members of Sylosis were hospitalized following a serious RV accident while on tour with Trivium and DevilDriver, forcing the band to leave the trek.

Frontman Josh Middleton posted the following message on Facebook on Wednesday night to update fans, "Myself, Rob and Bailey have just been released after over ten hours in hospital. Carl 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 hospitalised 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. Stay safe, Josh."

Earlier in the day, DevilDriver frontman Fafara posted a series of tweets letting fans know what happened. He first tweeted, "Here's what I know @Sylosis was in a RV accident last night . 3 are in the hospital still .... My thoughts go out to those guys."

A short time later he tweeted, " Confirmed 3 in hospital Officially Dropped OFF THE TOUR . This is so sad ! Send positive thoughts everyone !"

He later posted, "@Sylosis ... More news coming in apparently they RAN into the back of a tractor trailer full speed -Totaled the RV - 3 in hospital"





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