Black Veil Brides Singer Describes Stage Accident That Broke His Nose
Black Veil Brides‘ Andy Biersack has spoken up about the onstage accident that took place Wednesday night (Oct. 26) in Luxembourg, which resulted in a broken nose and several postponed dates on the band’s current European tour. The singer says he suffered the injury as a result of his “typical routine to entertain the crowd …. rolling around and being crazy.”
“Normally, before ‘Legacy’ goes into a breakdown-y guitar solo-y kind of part, I get down on my knees and do a mock prayer,” he tells Revolver.com. “I did that and then rolled backwards and stood up and I didn’t realize I was directly under the four-foot drum riser. I smashed the bone dead center on my skull. From above my eyebrows, right down the bridge of my nose, that’s where I cracked. I was unconscious for a second.”
“I knew something terrible had happened immediately,” he continues. “I jumped up, but I was still in shock and … I started getting really dizzy and stumbled my way offstage and got to the backstage area. I positioned myself in front of a mirror and saw it was huge and ridiculous. And that’s when the pain set in and it was pretty excruciating. But there wasn’t a lot of bleeding or anything because of where it broke.”
Biersack was taken to hospital in Luxembourg, diagnosed with a concussion and is now recovering in a London hotel room. “I would really like to finish the tour,” he concludes. “I’ve been advised against it. But I want to try. At the end of the day, if I have to go onstage and be in pain for 40 minutes I’ll do my best to give the audience the show that they have already paid for.”
Black Veil Brides initially said only a few dates would be canceled as a result of the injury and they would resume their European tour on Saturday in London, but reports indicate the rest of that trek has in fact been canceled. They apparently also have nixed a tour running from Nov. 10-21 “due to circumstances beyond [their] control.” BVB are still slated to link up with Avenged Sevenfold, Hollywood Undead and Asking Alexandria on a late fall arena tour of the United States that kicks off Nov. 23 in Estero, Fla.