As many of you know, towards the end of our North American Eclipse tour we were involved in a serious tour bus accident that left members of our crew and band as well as myself, injured. The injuries vary from minor to very serious.
Recently I had reconstructive hand surgery and have begun physical therapy. I’m working hard to regain basic function in my hand and to get to a place where I can play an instrument again.
The tricky part of being involved in something like this is that certain injuries creep up on you long after the accident. Recently I started experiencing pain in my left knee and went to see a doctor. Upon reviewing my MRI the doctor found a tear in my PCL and Meniscus. Fortunately, surgery can be avoided with physical therapy and limiting the stress I put on my knee.
Doing shows at the moment would put me at risk of not fully recovering and needing knee surgery. As a result I am sad to say that we need to cancel the remainder of our shows through mid-August.
Taking this time to heal is important for everyone affected by the accident. We plan on being fully recovered and back on the road by mid-August. Thank you to the Twin Shadow family and those of you who continue to support us.
Shinya: 2013… The year before that we ceased activities and then continued again right? And… It was a year I put into action all the things I had been thinking about wanting to try in that time.
Speaking of that, in your previous interview as well you said that you re-looked at your style of playing.
Shinya: Yeah. At many minute things.
What kind of year do you think it was for the band?
Shinya: For the band as well, I think that during our break we each re-looked at ourselves. Then all of us coming back together after having gone through that I think we went forward holding a new power.