Warbeast Guitarist Drew Shoup Suffers Gruesome Finger Injury in Freak Accident
Here's a story sure to send a collective wince through our reading audience. Warbeast guitarist Drew Shoup is okay, but recently suffered some pretty serious damage to his left hand after a freak accident while cleaning a blender.
In a post at Warbeast's Facebook page, the band reveals that Shoup was washing a blender blade when his cat tried to jump on the fridge, but missed and landed on his hand forcing it onto the blade. As can be seen in the photo below, Shoup suffered significant cuts and it was later determined that he had severed three tendons and a bunch of nerves. The rocker is scheduled to have surgery, but according to doctors, after completing therapy, he should be able to heal completely.
The band's full update on the situation can be read below, while the Facebook post with the photo (which is not for the squeamish) can be seen after the message.
Hey everyone… I have an update on our new Warbeast guitarist Drew Shoup. I know everyone has been concerned after his freak accident the other night to his fingers. I have some bad and good news to report.
First of all for those that aren’t aware of what happened….
Drew was washing a blender blade for like 2 seconds and right then their cat tried to jump up on the fridge. She missed and landed on his hand and it forced it onto the blade. It sliced them down to the bone… ouch!!! He was rushed to the ER and they gave him stitches that night.
Today he went to see a hand specialist. The bad news is that he severed 3 tendons and a bunch of nerves. At the moment he has no feeling or movement in his index finger. He will have to schedule a surgery for next week for them to put it all back together.
Now for the good news… right after the surgery, he will have to do therapy for awhile and they’re telling him that it should all heal 100%. The timeframe on that is a guess right now… but Drew says he’s determined to work hard and get back to playing as soon as possible. So we are hoping for about 6-8 weeks for the best case scenario.
Even if it takes longer… we all have Drew’s back and will support him through this unfortunate situation. Drew has worked really hard to be in Warbeast. He learned all of the songs and made the move from Colorado to Texas just to be a part of this band. So please send him some positive healing vibes so he can be back in the Warbeast lineup soon. I hear all the time lately that Warbeast is sounding better than we ever have with the additions of Drew and Lyric C. Ferchaud… so he is a very important part of this band.
As far as our upcoming Warbeast shows… Mr. Scott Shelby will be playing all of the guitar parts and the shows will still go on. We’ve actually done several shows as a 4-piece over the years for various reasons… and so we’ve already adapted to situations like this. But once again…. good luck to Drew with his upcoming surgery and therapy…. we all have faith in ya bro!!
Warbeast will be back on the road in August, and as stated in their post, Scott Shelby will handle all of the band's guitar parts. Their first show takes place Aug. 1 at the One Fest in Dallas, Texas. They have scattered dates booked into mid-September. See their shows here.
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