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AS I LAY DYING's Tim Lambesis Burns 25% Of His Body in Bonfire Accident


We haven't been keeping up much with As I Lay Dying, because, well, you know. Tim Lambesis has been living his life though, playing in the band and pursuing a career in social work. But, now he finds himself in a hospital, as a result of a freak accident.

Lambesis reveals he was pouring gas into a bonfire, and the top slipped off, resulting in gas getting over his clothes and 25% of his body being burned.

Lambesis looks in good spirits as he makes the announcement, writing. "Keep your head up no matter what! I’m doing the best I can to make a thumps up on my way to surgery (in about 30 minutes).

"I apologize to my friends that I have not had the time to fill in yet on what happened. The entire gas cap fell off when trying to use a little from the trickle tip to get a bonfire started. Gas got all over my clothes and I ended up burning 25% of my body.

"I’ve been in the hospital since Saturday night, and I will be here for a couple more weeks most likely. Today’s surgery is to remove the remaining dead skin that we were unable to scrub off during dressing changes this week. It will be for the best so that we won’t have to scrub so hard during dressing changes, and that is a big relief for me. I am extremely thankful for the Burns center workers who are taking care of me.

"I will try to update on my recovery. It will be a long road, but I will get back to full strength eventually."

[via ThePRP]

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