GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Survives Car Wreck
GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal is recovering from minor injuries he sustained in a road accident that involved four cars. Thal was driving his silver Toyota on Tuesday, May 31 when an SUV "just plowed into [him] full speed." He wrote on Twitter, "Car is totaled. Two other cars she smashed me into." He added, "Well enough to tweet; means I'm not dead yet."
Thal posted a photo of his wrecked vehicle on Twitter and praised Toyota for the "functional seat belt, air bags and crumple zone," which he credits for "saving [his] skull."
He later posted another message which said, "I've spent 24 hours dealing with car rental, insurance and collision folks, banks and police as the injuries begin to reveal themselves," before telling concerned fans: "Oh, please I'm in GUNS N' fucking ROSES. This is all like a walk in the park!"
Bumblefoot joined GUNS N' ROSES in early 2006 as the replacement for Buckethead. He made his live debut with the band at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on May 12, 2006.
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