Lamb of God Drummer Reveals Accident That Sidelined Him from Slayer Tour

Chris Adler was involved in a 2017 motorcycle crash that shattered his collarbone and right shoulder

BY Bradley Zorgdrager Published Sep 14, 2018

Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler has revealed why he sat out the second leg of Slayer's final tour, which was previously attributed to "unforeseen circumstances."

In a Facebook post, Adler revealed he had been injured in a motorcycle accident late last year. His injuries included a shattered collarbone and right shoulder, plus bone chips in his hip. The drummer explained his absence as follows:

Thank you all for the overwhelming amount of well wishes in response to my current absence from the Lamb of God shows. I'm humbled to know how many and how much you care.

I had a motorcycle accident late last year that shattered my collarbone and right shoulder and also chipped bones in my hip. While surgery corrected the broken bones and I was able to play earlier this year, I experienced some issues related to the injuries that needed to be addressed with a rigorous schedule of physical and occupational therapy which, is what I have been doing regularly since July. I am making great progress in addition to playing/practicing every day.

Playing drums is what I do and refuse to do it poorly. I will be back behind the kit ASAP. Thanks again for the love! See you soon, Chris 

Adler had performed with Lamb of God on the farewell tour's first North American leg during May and June. For the tour's second North American leg, the groove metal vets enlisted Winds of Plague/Prong drummer Art Cruz to man the drums in his stead.

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