Vocalist Andy Biersack of Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES spoke to Revolvermagazine about the onstage accident that took place Wednesday night (October 26) in Luxembourg, which resulted in a broken nose and several postponed dates on the band’s current European tour. The singer told the magazine he suffered the injury as a result of his “typical routine to entertain the crowd …. rolling around and being crazy.”
“Normally, before ‘Legacy’ goes into a breakdown-y guitar solo-y kind of part, I get down on my knees and do a mock prayer,” he said. “I did that and then rolled backwards and stood up and I didn’t realize I was directly under the four-foot drum riser. I smashed the bone dead center on my skull. From above my eyebrows, right down the bridge of my nose, that’s where I cracked. I was unconscious for a second.
“I knew something terrible had happened immediately,” he continued. “I jumped up, but I was still in shock and … I started getting really dizzy and stumbled my way offstage and got to the backstage area. I positioned myself in front of a mirror and saw it was huge and ridiculous. And that’s when the pain set in and it was pretty excruciating. But there wasn’t a lot of bleeding or anything because of where it broke.”
After Biersack was taken to hospital in Luxembourg, he was diagnosed with a concussion and is now recovering in a London hotel room. “I would really like to finish the tour,” he told Revolver. “I’ve been advised against it. But I want to try. At the end of the day, if I have to go onstage and be in pain for 40 minutes I’ll do my best to give the audience the show that they have already paid for.”
A photo of Biersack‘s injuries, as posted on the singer’s Twitter account, can be seen below.
Biersack broke three ribs on June 18 after trying to jump onto a stage from a 15-foot balcony during the band’s concert at Hot Topic in Hollywood, California. Despite the injury, the frontman returned to the stage and finished the gig.