Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Word Alive singer breaks back and ribs during stage dive


The Word Alive singer Telle Smith broke his back and his ribs at a gig last week in Pomona, CA.


He posted a message on Instagram: "I had heard stories of injuries from stage diving, but you never think it will happen to you until it does. I have a broken rib, a fractured rib and broke transverse process which is one of the protruding bones near the bottom of my spine.

Honestly the pain is pretty bad but knowing I could have hurt someone else like this sort of numbs that from a psychological standpoint. I think in the future I will just stick to going hard ON stage not off it.

So long as my CT scan shows no further damage today, I will be playing the remaining shows. No, I don’t have a death wish but the reality is I want my band and crew to come home with as much money for the holidays for their continuous hard work and if I can perform, I have always vowed I would.

Luckily we don’t have any shows scheduled until February where I can hopefully be at or near 100% I am thankful I can and will be able to walk, which is something I never thought about deeply until now. This whole thing has put so much into perspective and I’m just thankful I will be healthy again in a few months! It could always be worse!"