The Amity Affliction have confirmed their drummer, Ryan Burt, suffered an eye injury during the group’s set in Portland, Oregon, at one of the first dates of this year’s Vans Warped Tour. While performing, a piece of Burt’s drumstick broke off and flew into his eye, thus leading to the need for immediate surgery. Rather than drop off of the tour, the group will continue onward with Chad Hasty from Glass Cloud filling in behind the kit for Burt.
Check out an official statement from The Amity Affliction on the unfortunate injury after the jump.
“During The Amity Afflictions set at Warped Tour in Portland a few days ago, the bands drummer Ryan sustained an injury while performing. A piece of his drumstick chipped off going right into his cornea which caused a cut and required immediate eye surgery. The band did not perform at today’s Warped Tour set in San Diego however they are expected to return in Pomona tomorrow. Chad from Glass Cloud will fill in behind the kit for the rest of the tour. We wish our brother a speedy recovery.”