“I was the only one awake,” Astbury is quoted by Ultimate Classic Rock as saying. “All of a sudden, the bus veered violently, hit the guard rail and tipped on a 45-degree angle, then righted itself and came to a halt. The guardrail was the only thing that [saved us].”
Yikes. Makes that whole greasy food/groupie thing seem pretty lightweight, huh? Apparently, since Astbury was up and about at the time of the crash, he felt the brunt of the accident – he was thrown into the aisle and sustained injuries to his neck, back and shoulder.
The rest of the band and crew were resting in their bunks asleep at the time and didn’t suffer injuries. After the wreck, the band’s driver managed to get the bus to a nearby service station for repair, and following some temporary patching they continued on their journey, or so says UCR. And it was back to business as usual.
The group is currently promoting their latest album, Choice of Weapon. (Resisting the urge to make a pun).
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