GUNS N’ ROSES’ Richard Fortus Injured In Motorcycle Accident

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 23: Richard Fortus of The Dead Daisies performs on stage at Shepherds Bush Empire on November 23, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)

GUNS N’ ROSES  and THE DEAD DAISIES guitarist Richard Fortus recently suffered serious injuries after a motorcycle accident, and because of that Fortus will miss the THE DEAD DAISIES upcoming tour dates in Australia and New Zealand due to the crash.

Guitarist said in a statement:

“On September 17, 2015, I was involved in a motorcycle accident. As a result, I broke my shoulder blade, collar bone, six ribs, a toe, I have a bruised lung, lacerated liver and a concussion. Amazingly, my doctors have assured me that I will make a full recovery. “I have never missed a show in my entire career, and, unfortunately, I will have to miss the entire Australian and New Zealand leg of this tour. “I am devastated that I will not be able to play for the Australian and New Zealand fans who have been so supportive and loyal. “I am healing quickly and getting stronger by the day. “I’m looking forward to rejoining the DAISIES for the Kiss Kruise as well as the WHITESNAKE tour and our own tour of the U.K. and France. “I’d like to thank everyone for their well-wishes and can’t wait to be back in Australia very soon.”

His replacement on upcoming dates will be BABY ANIMALS guitarist Dave Leslie: “Richard Fortus is an amazing guitar player and I’m really thrilled to be asked to cover for him.” says Leslie. “I am going to have to pack an extra bag of socks, because his are extremely big shoes to fill!”