Black Tongue singer falls from moving tour busWednesday, February 11, 2015 11:21 AM PT / 7,834 views
In an odd, though unfortunate mishap, Black Tongue frontman Alex Teyen fell from his tour bus as it was traveling down a Polish highway. Officials state that Teyen stepped out of the door bus after mistaking the door for the entrance to the bus's bathroom. Teyen was hospitalized with head and facial injuries, though he's expected to make a full recovery. Here's a portion of the Telegraph's report on the incident:
"The victim told his colleagues he was going to the toilet," said Officer Piotr Kaciak, a local police spokesman. "The toilet turned out to be engaged so he opened the bus's door instead and stepped out while the coach was still moving." When they realised what had happened other passengers alerted the driver who stopped the coach. Band members found their colleague on the motorway and administered first aid, while a passing motorist, who spoke "broken English," stopped and called the emergency services. "Judging by the manner of the victim's behaviour, speech and smell we suspect he was under the influence of alcohol," added Mr Kaciak. The accident occurred on a stretch of motorway near the central Polish town of Konin, as the band was travelling to Berlin after performing in Warsaw.Black Tongue hasn't commented on the incident specifically, but did offer up the following:
"Hey everyone as you may have heard we have unfortunately had to pull out of the Ashes To Ashes EU/UK run. We will still be making the US portion of the tour and will see you all soon. More details coming soon along with new dates to go back to the cities we unfortunately have to miss."