Pierce the Veil are going to be down a member for the beginning of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.
According to a Facebook post on the band’s account, guitarist Tony Perry sustained massive injuries over the weekend after an “incident” while riding his mountain bike.
PTV frontman Vic Fuentes went onto the social media platform to update fans on why Perry will be missing several days of the upcoming Summer trek. Perry sustained massive injuries including “three broken ribs, a torn shoulder, collapsed lung, and a broken sternum” which required the guitarist to undergo immediate surgery.
The upside to all the bad news is that Perry is expected to make a full recovery though the projected time frame for his return to the group is still up in the air.
It looks like he’s in good spirits about everything that has happened so far, at least from the picture that was uploaded alongside the message to fans.
As of now, the band have not revealed who will be filling in for Perry while he recovers from the surgery. The announcement, if any, will probably be made before the first day of the tour this Friday.
Read the complete post by Fuentes below and don’t forget to go onto Twitter (or any other social media platform) and wish Perry a speedy recovery.
“Hey everyone, it’s Vic. I’m sad to say that I have some bad news for you. Our guitar player @tonyperry was recently hospitalized for an incident while riding his mountain bike last weekend. He sustained 3 broken ribs, a torn shoulder, collapsed lung and a broken sternum, for which he needed immediate surgery to repair. Fortunately, his surgery went very well, and he is expected to make a full recovery. He was released from the hospital yesterday, but due to doctors orders, he will not be joining us for the beginning of Warped Tour until he is healthy enough to play. We will still be carrying on with the tour as planned, and we hope to see @tonyperry back on stage with us very soon. Your fan support is greatly appreciated, so be sure to send Tony some love while he’s healing up! Thanks and we’ll see you all on Warped!”