Published Dec 01, 2015Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley has left the band's current tour to be with his ailing wife, who the singer explained just faced "a rare and life threatening complication" that led to the emergency birth of their child in Buffalo, NY.
News came directly through Buckley, who revealed in a Facebook post that he was alerted to his wife Lindsay's complications last night (November 30) while he was in Toronto.
Though the specifics weren't given, it was explained that the nature of the emergency required "immediate removal of our child in order to save both her life and Lindsay's." Once alerted, guitarist Andy Williams and band tech Kevin White took Buckley to the hospital in Buffalo, where he "saw sights that no man, father or husband should ever have to see."
Buckley reports that he'll be with his family until their conditions stabilize. In the meantime, the band will be "enlisting the help of very close friends to handle vocal duties."
For tonight's (December 1) performance at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall, Exalt vocalist Tyler Brand will act as the fill-in.
You can find the rest of ETID's tour schedule with headliners August Burns Red over here, while Buckley's statement can be found in full down below.
Last night as I was preparing for my book release party at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, I received an urgent call that my wife Lindsay — who was at the time only 7 months pregnant — had developed a rare and life threatening complication which required immediate removal of our child in order to save both her life and Lindsay's. Andy Williams and our tech Kevin White raced me to the hospital in Buffalo where I saw sights that no man, father or husband should ever have to see. It is here that I now wait as their conditions stabilize. ETID has allowed me all the time I need in order to handle this extremely delicate situation but they will — with my blessing — continue the tour without me, enlisting the help of very close friends to handle vocal duties. I apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause and will do all I can to make it up to you. For the moment, however, all of my being is focused on the recovery of my lionhearted wife and my frail but beautiful new daughter. thank you for your understanding. give my bandmates my love when you see them.