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The Cult Survive Terrifying Bus Crash

Russell Hall
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07.06.2012
The Cult Choice of Weapon

The Cult were badly shaken up, but still managed to perform a show Wednesday night following a terrifying bus accident while on the road between Croatia and Slovenia. Frontman Ian Astbury was the only band member awake when the group’s tour bus crashed. “All of a sudden, the bus veered violently, hit the guard rail and tipped on a 45-degree angle, then righted itself and came to a halt,” he recalled. “The guardrail was the only thing that prevented us from going over an 80-foot drop.”  

Injuries to Astbury’s neck, back and shoulder were treated with pain medication and ice. Following repairs made to the bus, the band continued on their journey, but all occupants were roiled by the accident. “No one has had any sleep, so the guys are pretty beat, and we are still in shock, to be honest,” Astbury said. “You never think something like this is going to happen to you, and it just did.”

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