That had to have been fucking painful as fuck.
My own Achilles tendons just shivered at the thought of that.
Yes, folks — Orange Goblin guitarist Joe Hoare is home, staying off of his feet after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The injury will require emergency surgery and then, he’ll need a lot of time to recover.
But don’t fret. Those of you looking forward to the band’s upcoming shows — and you know who you are — can take solace in the fact that the show will go on.
Orange Goblin have lined up guitar tech Neil Kingsbury to fill-in for Hoare for the time being.
“We regret to report that the injury Joe sustained to his Achilles’ tendon yesterday is far more serious than first feared,” says the band.
“Joe completed yesterday’s show in Calenzano, Italy, and was then taken to hospital in an ambulance where they confirmed that he has completely ruptured his Achilles. He is now in a cast to his knee and is being flown home today where he will require emergency surgery to repair the tendon.
“Orange Goblin will endeavor to complete the rest of the summer tour in Europe with guitar tech and good friend Neil Kingsbury filling in on guitar. We thank Neil for taking this on at such short notice and hope you will come out and support him.”
We here at GSA wish Joe a speedy recovery, and we hope the operation goes well.
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