The Ghost Inside's Zach Johnson

The Ghost Inside’s Zach Johnson Is Facing A Major Surgery


The Ghost Inside guitarist Zach Johnson is now facing his twelfth surgery for injuries sustained in the band’s November 2015 bus crash. Unfortunately, this coming procedure will be a major one, as he explains below:

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So I’m sure some of you know my femur hasn’t healed. I had a small surgery in September, and since then it’s hurt like fucking hell. Our plan of action didn’t work. April 13th I’ll be going in for my twelfth surgery (a major one). They’ll take all the hardware out of my right leg, take bone from my right tibia, and fuse it where the break is. Then put a metal plate over it, put a new metal rod running the length of my femur, and 2 screws in my knee, and 2 in my hip. I’m honestly not that stressed about the actual surgery, I’ve had so many it just seems normal to me now. What DOES suck is I’ll be taking huge steps backwards in recovery, and will be off my feet for a few months. But I just want to get it done, and in the past. From there I can finally make permanent progress. I can’t thank you all enough for being in my corner throughout this fight. It means the world to me! #TGIforever

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The crash claimed the lives of both their bus driver and the driver of the other vehicle and left nearly all members of the band with life-changing injuries. Johnson himself suffered a severely broken pelvis, various broken bones and had to have a few toes amputated, among other ailments.

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