12/19/16 UPDATE – For the first time following his accident, Dallas Taylor has issued a statement:
“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 trauma 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!”
8/10/16 UPDATE – Brad Lehmann, bassist for Maylene And The Sons of Disaster, just gave an update of the condition of vocalist Dallas Taylor. He had the following to say:
“Chad and I visited with Dallas today for a couple of hours. It is safe to say Dallas still has his sense of humor and loveable personality trapped underneath all the broken bones. He is communicating through gestures and simple sign language because of his broken jaw and trac. He looks really beat up, but he still looks like Dallas. He has made an incredible recovery since Tuesday when we expected the worst. As great of a visit as it was, it was also a sobering reminder of how far he still needs to go. Thank you to anyone who has donated, shared, or talked about the GoFundMe. The support so far has been incredible. Please lets keep it up.”
ORIGINAL STORY – Bad news here. Maylene And The Sons of Disaster vocalist and Underoath co-founder Dall Taylor was involved in a bad ATV accident down in Florida. His brother Rhett Taylor gave the initial update after the accident:
“Thoughts and prayers for my brother, Dallas. He been airlifted to the trauma center at Shands. He was in a serious 4 wheeler accident at our house wearing no helmet and hit a sign. It doesn’t look very good. I love him.”
He then followed this up by saying:
“I think hes going to be okay. He’s still unconscious. They said he’ll be in the hospital for quite a while. He has tons of broken stuff, lacerations, internal bleeding and head injuries though. I just spoke with my family and it looks like he’ll pull through. Please don’t bombard the hospital. I’m sure he’d love to see everyone but he isn’t even conscious at this point.”
There’s been a GoFundMe page launched in order to help Dallas with his medical expenses. You can check this out by CLICKING HERE.