Following his announcement last September regarding his eleventh surgery, The Ghost Inside guitarist Zach Johnson will be undergoing his twelfth surgery since the band's tragic bus accident November 2015.

“So I'm sure some of you know my femur hasn't healed. I had a small surgery in September, and since then it's hurt like fucking hell. Our plan of action didn't work,” Johnson shared in an Instagram post yesterday. “April 13th I'll be going in for my twelfth surgery (a major one).”

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In his announcement, Johnson explains that he will be having a “major surgery” in order to “take bone from my right tibia, and fuse it where the break is.” He says that it will be a step back in recovery, but he hopes for this to work and lead to permanent progress.

Read his statement in full below:

“April 13th I'll be going in for my twelfth surgery (a major one). They'll take all the hardware out of my right leg, take bone from my right tibia, and fuse it where the break is. Then put a metal plate over it, put a new metal rod running the length of my femur, and 2 screws in my knee, and 2 in my hip. I'm honestly not that stressed about the actual surgery, I've had so many it just seems normal to me now. What DOES suck is I'll be taking huge steps backwards in recovery, and will be off my feet for a few months. But I just want to get it done, and in the past. From there I can finally make permanent progress.

“I can't thank you all enough for being in my corner throughout this fight. It means the world to me! #TGIforever

This news comes after the band’s announcement that they will not be playing the 2017 Warped Tour.

“I think a lot of people, including ourselves, thought we were going to be a lot further along than we are currently and unfortunately we're not going to be able to play this summer,” explains Jonathan Vigil.

“Unfortunately we don't have a timeline for when we're going to be back to playing shows again, but we all think about it every single day and we all miss it and we all want to get back to it just as much as you guys want to see us play again.”

The band reflected on those life-changing 365 days following the crash, and you can read their thoughts here.

 

So I'm sure some of you know my femur hasn't healed. I had a small surgery in September, and since then it's hurt like fucking hell. Our plan of action didn't work. April 13th I'll be going in for my twelfth surgery (a major one). They'll take all the hardware out of my right leg, take bone from my right tibia, and fuse it where the break is. Then put a metal plate over it, put a new metal rod running the length of my femur, and 2 screws in my knee, and 2 in my hip. I'm honestly not that stressed about the actual surgery, I've had so many it just seems normal to me now. What DOES suck is I'll be taking huge steps backwards in recovery, and will be off my feet for a few months. But I just want to get it done, and in the past. From there I can finally make permanent progress. I can't thank you all enough for being in my corner throughout this fight. It means the world to me! #TGIforever

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We send our well wishes and hope for a speedy recovery to Zach, his family and friends.

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