Former Underoath Frontman Dallas Taylor Gives First Update Since Horror ATV Crash
Written by Mike Hohnen on 20th December, 2016
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Former Underoath vocalist and current Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster frontman Dallas Taylor has checked in with fans to offer season’s greetings and provide an update on what went down during (and after) his horrific quad bike accident.
Posing alongside a photo on Facebook, Taylor looks in great health, however the update proves otherwise. The frontman goes on to list the injuries he sustained, which include breaking every bone in his face, a cracked skull and “a brain injury and bleeding on my brain”.
“My face came apart from my skull in two places,” he adds.
And that’s not the end of it. The list gets more and more graphic as it goes on. Taylor, however, appears to be in fairly decent spirits. He goes on to apologise for not getting back to fans quickly enough — “due to my eye”, he adds, before wishing everyone love and season’s greetings.
Back in August, Taylor was involved in a serious ATV/quad bike crash which sent shockwaves through the music community. Since then, it’s been weeks between updates on his condition. A petition arose to help fund his recovery, which is still accepting donations.
You can read Taylor’s full Facebook post, below.
Update from Dallas (Via Facebook):
“Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me through this time. It means more than you know. I will try to give a breakdown of what happened to me. On August 2nd I had a four wheeler accident. I Broke every bone in my face. Cracked my skull. Have a brain injury and bleeding on my brain.My face came apart from my skull in two places. Have a fully blocked carotid artery. Broke my arm really bad have plates now. Ripped my left ear down to the canal. The other ear has blood behind it so I can’t hear well. Have blood on my lungs and lung atrophy from the ventilator and tracheotomy which causes my oxygen to be always low. Broke my upper and lower jaw had to have it wired shut.
Had a trama stroke so I can’t feel the right side of my face from that my teeth don’t come together because of the weak muscle. Can’t track left or right in my right eye and I can’t produce tears in my eyes. I can’t feel my eye either so I don’t know when to blink and from no tears my vision is extremely blurry. Lost vision in my left eye for good. In a nutshell that’s what happened haha. But I’m alive they didn’t know if I was gonna make it even Dr’s or still be in the hospital at best.
I’m so thankful to be alive. Thank you again to everyone who has supported me mentally, spiritually, and financially I can never thank you all for your love and generosity. Sorry for not responding to all the messages and texts due to my eye but they have blessed me greatly. I hope you all have the best Christmas, and know that God has made you all wonderful and beautiful.
I love you all so much. God bless you!”
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