John Baizley of Baroness has written a very powerful letter to fans on the band’s official site detailing their horrifying August 15th bus crash in England. While clearly shaken, he vows to press forward. Let’s keep the dudes in our thoughts. They fell 30 feet and lived!
This is an inspiring read. Here is an excerpt:
Baizley writes: There was one moment in the crash that cut me deeply. For one heartbeat and one tiny sliver of time, I became disconnected entirely. It was, specifically, the moment I impacted with the glass. In that barest heartbeat of a moment, I came face to face with the infinite. I didn’t see a light, or the tunnel or hear any music. Nor did I get a “best-of” montage of my life. Instead, I felt the tip of my nose brush up against the very same fate I had accepted moments before. I looked into a cold, unreflective mirror. It was the dark, silent, dispassionate logic of the end. I realized in that moment that life can be seen as a light switch: “on” or “off”. When the moment passed and I heard the screaming, felt the pain, and tasted my own blood, I was overcome with joy. I was ecstatic to be back amidst all that chaos and horror because it was alive and real. I finally glimpsed the relative importance of all things. The support of our fans, our friends and our families has real meaning to me now. I say that now honestly, without false humility. Thank you. Everyone.
Read the full, intense letter and get a glimpse of a few (not for the squeamish) photos HERE.