TRNQT (pronounced Tourniquet) are seeing their Facebook page bombarded with negative messages after their performance this past Monday at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, PA. That's because the band is being accused of slicing the head of a fan in attendance open.
Jeffrey Esgro took to social media this morning to write a statement saying that while he was at the show on Monday night, September 24th, he was staying on the edge of the pit during one of the opening bands for Knocked Loose and the next thing he knows, he feels blood pouring down his forehead.
Esgro eventually had to go to the hospital where he was told he suffered a concussion, had seven staples put into his head and is now left with $6,000 in medical bills. Esgro claims doctors told him he could've been killed on impact, or even put in a coma and that the hit was harder than a full swing from a wooden bat.
Esgro claims the band immediately started packing up their gear once they realized what they had done. Here is Esgro's message in full with some gruesome photos of his injury. View it on Facebook.
As of this moment, no charges have been filed. TRNQT have not been active on social media since the incident in question. There is no footage from the night in question that has yet surfaced. We'll keep you posted.
Update: Shortly after this story went live, commenters pointed out there are photos of Jeff "crowdkilling" from a few weeks before the incident in question. It seems the photos were taken before the show on Monday, so it doesn't exactly prove that Jeff was crowdkilling at the show where he was injured. Crowdkilling is the act of running up to the edge of the pit and punching people (ugh).
Update #2: Video footage of the incident has surfaced. It shows a guitar case and several pieces of gear being thrown off the stage. You can view it below: