Andy Black Undergoes Surgery To Remove Ruptured Appendix
It looks like Andy Black had an exciting weekend, though maybe not in the way that one would expect a rock star to have. The solo artist and Black Veil Brides frontman took to Twitter Friday night to post a picture of himself in a hospital bed, explaining to fans that he’s had to undergo surgery to remove his ruptured appendix.
Here’s Andy’s tweet:
Just got out of surgery to remove my ruptured appendix, happy to report the procedure went very well & I should be… https://t.co/hG5WLqoKV4— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) Fri Mar 29 21:24:56 +0000 2019
Everyone at Kerrang! whishes Andy a speedy recovery.
In a recent interview with Kerrang!, Andy explained that Black Veil Brides’ 2014 break left him in a difficult place, saying, “In 2014 we had a little bit of time off and I was going through a tough time in my life. I was drinking heavily and my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. One of the biggest regrets I have is I was touring so extensively that I didn’t get to see my grandfather before he died, and we were really close so it was upsetting. So when we had time off the road just as my grandmother was going into her chemo treatments I went back home to take care of her.
“It was the first substantial amount of time I had spent there in a while, because I had only been seeing the anger. And maybe it’s because I was a bit older, but running errands for her and walking around the same six places, seeing the same people that I went to school with every day, that need to be acknowledged started to melt away. It didn’t matter, because this was what mattered: being with my family during a potential crisis. Thankfully, about a year later she went into remission and since then I started making a point of going home more often.”
Andy also talked about how sobriety gave him a hard wake-up call. “Between The Shadow Side record, the Black Veil record [2018’s Vale] and this record, there was a time period where I was this completely inactive bald guy who didn’t want to leave the house,” he says. “And I’ve had to learn to process that stuff and be okay with it and, as it stands now today, I feel like I know what I am a lot more. I haven’t left parts of my life in the past unchecked – as much as I can remember, because again there were times where I was just blacked-out drunk and I hate that I don’t have those recollections.”
Andy will tour the UK this summer, so make sure to catch him (minus one appendix) at one of the dates below:
05 - London, Electric Ballroom
06 - Bristol, Anson Rooms
07 - Glasgow, Garage
09 - Manchester, Academy 2
10 - Brighton, Concorde 2
11 - Birmingham, O2 Institute