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Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Bumblefoot Involved in Car Crash

Guns N' Roses' Bumblefoot
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On Tuesday, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal was involved in a multi-vehicle accident in which his car was rear-ended by an SUV. Bumblefoot sustained a neck injury in the incident, but appears to have escaped serious physical damage.

The axe-man tweeted about the crash moments after it happened. “SUV just plowed into me full speed,’ wrote Thal. “Car is totaled, 2 other cars she smashed me into. Well enough to tweet, means I’m not dead yet.” The guitarist went on to praise his car for saving his life: “Thank you @Toyota for the functional seat belt, air bags & crumple zone, you saved my skull.”

Thal, who posted a photo of the damage done to his car, assured fans he was OK, even joking about the incident in one tweet. “O please, I’m in GNf’nR – this is all like a walk in the park, lol!,” he quipped about the accident.

Bumblefoot was scheduled to play a gig with his new band Pisser on Saturday at the Drinkin’ Bone in Wormleysburg, Pa., but had to back out. When offering a report on his medical condition, he mentioned a neck injury and also linked to a YouTube clip of Metallica’s ‘Whiplash.’

Thal joined Guns N’ Roses in 2006 when he replaced Buckethead. GN’R have only one show scheduled so far this year — an October 2 gig at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil.

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