It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since the fatal bus / semi crash that incapacitated The Ghost Inside. The band has been hard at work piecing themselves back together physically ever since to continue doing what they love. All things considered, they’ve shown a wonderfully positive and inspiring attitude through it the entire process. We have nothing but respect for these guys. For much more information on their recovery process, you can CLICK HERE.
Unfortunately, The Ghost Inside guitarist Zach Johnson’s difficulties have continued. He’s currently dealing with a serious knee infection and has undergone his 13th surgery following the bus crash as a result. The full updates can be found through the two Instagram posts provided down below.
Before surgery my doc said there’d be a 4 inch incision on the side of my knee…yea sure haha. Hoping they got all the infection out at least. I’m on day 2 of not running a fever which is good, and gets me closer to heading home. I’ve most likely had this infection for months or more, which would explain why I’ve been so tired and out of it! Thanks for the well wishes and love! 🖤
So Thursday I was suppose to fly to Vegas to surprise @thejimriley for his birthday and see the boys. I’ve been having knee issues, and had a CT scan planned for the day after I got back. When I woke up Thursday my knee was hugeeeeeee and rest of my leg was swollen. I was advised to go to the ER, and never left. They did surgery the next morning, clearing out tons of infected tissue and fluid, and taking out the screw in my knee. I’ve most likely had this infection for a long time (months or more), so they are keeping a close eye on it. The past few days I’ve had a fever of 102 deg +. When Im cleared I’ll got home with a PICC line and administer anti-biotics 4 times a day for the next 6 weeks. So lucky number 13 surgery done, and hope it’s the last.