Monday, September 28, 2015
Guns N' Roses Guitarist Richard Fortus Banged Up in Motorcycle Accident
Guns N' Roses and Dead Daisies rhythm guitarist Richard Fortus has unfortunately just been involved in quite a scrape: a motorcycle accident and will be out of action on the current Dead Daisies tour.
In a Facebook post made by Fortus, he gives details of his accident saying:
"Since The Dead Daisies have now announced that I am not going to be able to do the Australian tour, I'd like to share my statement here-
On September 17, 2015, I was involved in a motorcycle accident. As a result, I broke my shoulder blade, collar bone, six ribs, a toe, I have a bruised lung, lacerated liver and a concussion.
Amazingly, my doctors have assured me that I will make a full recovery. I have never missed a show in my entire career and unfortunately, I will have to miss the entire Australian and New Zealand leg of this tour. I am devastated that I will not be able to play for the Australian and New Zealand fans, who have been so supportive and loyal.
I am healing quickly and getting stronger by the day. I'm looking forward to rejoining the Daisies for the KISS Kruise as well as the Whitesnake tour and our own tour of the UK and France.
I’d like to thank everyone for their well-wishes and can’t wait to be back in Australia very soon. rf"
I can only imagine how painful that must have been for Fortus to endure. Hopefully he is recovering as quickly as he says he is so that he can be healthy and ready to get back out on the stage to rock. Motorcycle safety is no joke, kids. Be careful out there.