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Posted in music on October 27, 2009
Ian from Riverboat Gamblers
Ian got hit by a car and is recovering in the hospital A letter from the band with info on how you can help pitch in on his medical expenses, below...
It's definitely been a trying few days. On the night of Saturday October 17th, while riding his bike home, a car hit Ian Mcdougall, guitarist of our band Riverboat Gamblers. He sustained some pretty heavy injuries including a broken hip, a broken wrist and hemmoraging under the skull along with many lacerations, torn ligaments, bruises and and scrapes.The band is still planning to play Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin on November 8th with only one guitarist.
He was rushed by ambulance to Brackenridge hospital in Austin and stayed in the ICU for 2 days before being moved into his own room where he is undergoing physical therapy while awaiting the results on X-rays and MRIs as well as a deluge of other various tests.
That being said, the prognosis is better than we had first thought. We are happy that he is going to be ok and that he is alive and with us. Unfortunately, not only is he in for a long recovery and is in a lot of pain, but he will be celebrating his birthday in bed with hospital food.
On another unfortunate note, there are a pile of bills currently gaining a Mt. Everest-like summit from all his hospital expenses. We set up a PayPal account and Tumblr site for our band mate and friend to try and help him get on top of the debt and focus on his recovery. His PayPal account email is ian.gambler @ gmail.com (remove the spaces). Anything you can afford to give will be greatly appreciated by Ian and his family. Thank you all for your support and we wish Ian the speediest of recoveries. [Riverboat Gamblers]
Recent videos (with road advice, a live clip from the Knitting Factory in L.A., etc.) are below...
Riverboat Gamblers - On Again Off Again (live) @ Knitting Factory L.A.
Road Tested with Riverboat Gamblers
RiotFest 2009: The Riverboat Gamblers - KissKissKissDissDissDiss