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The Ghost Inside’s Zach Johnson Takes First Steps Since Losing Two Toes in Bus Crash

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Twitter: Zach Johnson

The Ghost Inside’s Zach Johnson is celebrating taking his first steps since losing two toes in the band’s 2015 bus crash. Johnson posted a video of his steps onto Instagram along with x-rays of his left foot and surgically repaired pelvis.

Johnson may still have a long way to go before standing onstage playing guitar again, but he’s making tremendous progress to get there. Along with losing two toes, Johnson had his right femur and the left side of his pelvis and hip socket broken in The Ghost Insides’s November 2015 bus crash.

Johnson posted a short video of his first steps in four months (with the help of a walker) to his personal Twitter account:

The news of Johnson’s progress comes just two days after drummer Andrew Tkaczyk, who lost his right leg in the crash, shared video of himself standing up. In other news regarding Tkaczyk, the drummer’s doctor Stephen Bloom, also known as “Dr. Drums,” made a video explaining how Tkaczyk will be able to play drums again. Along with a few modifications to help Tkaczyk with his decreased range of motion, the drummer will have a special prosthetic leg attached to his kick drum pedal. Check out Dr. Drums explaining how Tkaczyk will return to the stage in the clip below.

Fans can still donate to The Ghost Inside’s recovery fund at You can also directly support The Ghost Inside by buying the band’s albums via Epitaph Records. Epitaph is currently giving The Ghost Inside 100 percent of profits from album sales for the foreseeable future in order to aid the group.

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