As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis has been hospitalised with burns to 25% of his body following a bonfire accident. Posting a photo of himself in bandages to Instagram, Lambesis stated:
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.
Tim Lambesis was arrested in 2013 for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife, before being sentenced to a six year prison sentence and serving only three until his early release on parole in 2016.
As I Lay Dying's 2019 comeback album was also ironically called Shaped By Fire.