Evergreen Terrace Cancel Soundwave Shows After Drummer Sustains Serious Injuries in Ladder Fall
Evergreen Terrace were getting ready for a big year of touring, but the band's plans took a hit this week as their drummer, Brad Moxey, suffered serious injuries as a result of a 25 foot fall off a ladder. Moxey is featured in the back right of the photo above.
Moxey, who works as a home repair contractor for his day job, was injured last Friday (Feb. 6) when he fell from a ladder onto the concrete sidewalk below. According to his wife, Moxey was knocked unconscious for over 20 minutes and was unaware of where he was once his eyes finally opened.
Her full post on Moxey's injuries, surgery and recovery can be read below:
February 6, 2015 was like any other day. Brad got up, kissed me goodbye and went off to work. Brad is a hard worker as a contractor doing home repair and remodeling. He was also getting ready for an Australian tour with his band, Evergreen Terrace, and had gigs lined up with his Nirvana tribute band. I got a phone call that Brad fell 25 ft off a ladder onto a brick sidewalk while working on a house.
He was knocked unconscious for over 20 minutes and unaware of where he was once his eyes opened. After a cat scan and x rays the Dr’s moved him to a room to get him ready for surgery. His elbow (ulna) was exposed out of his skin. It could have been much much worse falling onto his back/head from such height. The Dr’s and nurses all say he is very lucky. His elbow was shattered into so many pieces they weren’t sure the extent of his injury. The surgeon estimated a 2.5 hour surgery and plates would be placed in Brads arm, also possibly an additional surgery for an implant.
4 long hours later I got a call that surgery was completed, it took much longer because there were tiny microscopic pieces of bone that had to be taken out of brads arm, reconstructed, then placed back in. Once in surgery they revealed he not only broke his ulna but his radius bone as well. He was missing a marble size piece of bone also. Brad is doing good, he was released from the hospital after a 4 day stay and in pain still which is expected. He has headaches from his fall and some trouble remembering. He will start months of physical therapy to be able to eventually return to work and return to his passion of 20 years, playing drums.
Now we are now faced with medical bills (Brad is uninsured) and physical therapy costs. Brad is unable to work and unable to play the drums for months. It is going to be a very long recovery for his arm. Brad loves what he does, he is very passionate about his work and is devastated he cannot play his drums for months. He is such a selfless person and I hate seeing him in pain and so devastated. Brad is the main provider for our household so this will take a toll on us financially.
Earlier this week, the band had revealed they were on the verge of announcing a North American tour, but Moxey's accident likely affects their decision. Their immediate plans were to play Australia's Soundwave Festival and they've now backed out of those shows.
In a post on their website, the group members say they were all in shock about the accident and they're directing fans to a GoFundMe page that has been set up to aid Moxey in paying his medical bills. At press time, just over $4,600 had been raised, but obviously more help would be welcome. Check out the Brad Moxey GoFundMe campaign here. Our best wishes to Moxey on a healthy recovery.