The Ghost Inside's Andrew Tkaczyk

Documentary On The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkaczyk’s Road To Recovery/Return To Drumming Available


The death’s of the drivers of both vehicles aside, The Ghost Inside drummer Andrew Tkaczyk suffered perhaps the most life changing injury during the November bus crash they were involved in last November. Chiefly among them was the loss of his right leg. Tkaczyk also sustained various other injuries, including a dislocated shoulder causing nerve damage, spinal, rib and hip fractures and more. Tkaczyk‘s subsequent time at the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI has been documented with a series of videos available below. Tkaczyk has also penned a guest blog for the facility which you can read in full here. An excerpt from it reads:

“It helps to talk to the guys. We talk every day. Everyone is doing exactly what I’m doing, just in their home states. We want to meet up when all of us can be there – maybe later this summer, when everyone has progressed in their therapy and our bodies have healed more. It’s been 5 months since we’ve seen each other.

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We’re all focused on recovering, but we have a real goal now, which is cool – playing the Vans Warped Tour in 2017. A couple of the guys were at a show in San Bernardino, California and ran into Kevin Lyman, who’s the founder of the Warped Tour and a really respected guy in the music industry. He said he was heartbroken about the accident and told the guys when he announced the bands for 2016 the next day, the first band he was going to announce is The Ghost Inside will play Warped Tour 2017.

That is our goal now. If we’re able to do it, we’re going to, absolutely, 100 percent. We’ve all come this far in 5 months, so over a year from now we ought to be doing pretty well. So that’s definitely a goal.”

A video series documenting his road to recovery, including his first time back on a kit can be found below as well:

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