English punkers Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes have been forced to push back the start of their planned North American tour after the group’s singer was hurt in a serious car crash last week. Carter revealed the extent of his injuries in a Facebook post in which he revealed that the accident in Devon, UK, found him crawling out of the wreckage with “some cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won’t go away.”
The tour was slated to kick off on Monday night (Sept. 23) at the Bowery Ballroom in New York and other affected shows include gigs in Baltimore (Sept. 24), Philadelphia (Sept. 25), Louisville (Sept. 27), Detroit (Sept. 28) and Chicago (Sept. 29). The post included an image of what appeared to be the wreckage of the accident, with emergency workers appearing to be laboring to remove someone from a mangled vehicle.
Unfortunately, Carter said, his friend Pete did not escape unharmed. “He was cut from the wreckage by no less than eleven firefighters with a triple fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, multiple broken ribs and the kind of cuts and bruises you get from being hit by a car,” he wrote. “We were all taken by ambulance to Derriford A&E where I stayed until 7:30am the next morning when I was finally released with a collection of minor injuries and a new appreciation of living. I have unfortunately been told I am unable to fly while my body recovers. As it stands the first week of our American tour will not proceed as planned. We looked at all the ways I could come and play the shows but once the doctor had seen me it was clear flying to New York this weekend was not an option.”
The singer apologized to disappointed fans and promised to do his best to figure out a way to reschedule the shows in support of the band’s third album, End of Suffering, as soon as possible. See Carter’s full post below.