Update Joe Seaward of Glass Animals shares update after life-threatening crash

Joe Seaward of Glass Animals shares update after life-threatening crash
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The band cancelled tour dates earlier this year after the drummer was involved in an accident in Dublin.

Glass Animals drummer Joe Seaward has shared an update after he was involved in a life-threatening accident earlier this year that caused the band to cancel multiple toured dates.

Joe was seriously injured back in July when he was hit by a truck while cycling in Dublin. “I have learned a lot this summer,” he began in a statement shared to the band’s Instagram page. ”I thought I’d share a few of my findings with you all.”

“in the last couple of months I have learnt to walk, talk and read again- watching a body heal in real time has been quite amazing, saying more than ‘i’ is actually very complicated and tiring, so is adapting to lots of metal in your limbs,” the statement continues. ”i have always taken my body for granted, I won’t anymore.”

“I’m so sorry if you missed us playing this summer, we will get back to those we missed when we can,” he said of the band’s cancelled tour dates, before revealing that he’s started drumming again.

Read the statement in full below.

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a message from joe ❤️: hi everyone, it's joe. I have learned a lot this summer, I thought I'd share a few of my findings with you all: 1) I am extremely lucky. my family and friends and the doctors and nurses in dublin are remarkable people. the band and my family sat next to me in hospital for two weeks while I couldn't speak or move and haven't left me since, I've been looked after by the best 2) trucks are extremely hard. 3) in the last couple of months I have learnt to walk, talk and read again- watching a body heal in real time has been quite amazing, saying more than 'i' is actually very complicated and tiring, so is adapting to lots of metal in your limbs. i have always taken my body for granted, I won't anymore. 4) your support, messages, letters and videos have been inspiring. I'm so sorry if you missed us playing this summer, we will get back to those we missed when we can. you are very cool people for bearing with me. apparently: 5) brain injuries can lead to wildly increased creativity - less inhibitions - so basically perfect timing for getting back on my kit, which I have just started doing. It'll be what all the musicians are doing soon, believe this is a picture of my carrot cake, the flamingos on top are the band apparently - and a picture of cardi bee, i was asked to channel my inner Frida Kahlo while convalescing, this is what I came up with - see point 5 above thank you all for your support. especially to dave, drew and ed Joe

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