Evergreen Terrace have cancelled their upcoming Australian tour with Soundwave after their drummer Brad Moxey fell off a ladder.
Moxey is a contractor by trade and was doing maintenance work for a client when the accident occurred.
“Evergreen Terrace’s drummer has fallen of a ladder and sustained serious injuries. They have cancelled all shows incl #SW15,” explained Soundwave organisers.
Brad’s wife has started an appeal for funds to pay for Brad’s medical bills. “I got a phone call that Brad fell 25 ft off a ladder onto a brick sidewalk while working on a house. He was knocked unconcious for over 20 minutes and unaware of where he was once his eyes opened,” she said.
“After a cat scan and x rays the Dr’s moved him to a room to get him ready for surgery. His elbow (ulna) was exposed out of his skin. It could have been much much worse falling onto his back/head from such height. The Dr’s and nurses all say he is very lucky. His elbow was shattered into so many pieces they weren’t sure the extent of his injury.
“The surgeon estimated a 2.5 hour surgery, plates and screws would be placed in his arm. 4 long hours later I got a call that surgery was completed, it took much longer because there were tiny microscopic pieces of bone that had to be taken out of brads arm, reconstructed, then placed back in.
“Once in surgery they revealed he not only broke his ulna but his radius bone as well. He was missing a marble size piece of bone also so he has artificial bone in its place. Brad is doing good, he was released from the hospital after a 4 day stay and in pain still which is expected.
“He has headaches from his fall and some trouble remembering. He will start months of physical therapy to be able to eventually return to work and return to his passion of 20 years, playing drums”.
So far more than $5000 has been raised. Fans can assist at gofundme.com http://www.gofundme.com/bradmoxey
Evergreen Terrace alerted fans to the situation via their Facebook page. “A few days ago our drummer & friend Brad Moxey had a terrible accident. Because of this we have cancelled our upcoming shows on Soundwave 2015. Please see the attached GoFundMe link for details. He’s uninsured with a baby on the way. We are all in shock”.
Soundwave will start in Adelaide and Melbourne on February 21.