Gary Meskil of PRO PAIN & CRUMBSUCKERS: "I lost eighty percent of my blood. The doctors said that I was lucky to make it."
One week ago, Gary Meskil of PRO PAIN and the CRUMBSUCKERS was brutally assaulted in Brussels, Belgium while on tour with PRO PAIN. After being in critical condition, doctors were able to safe his live and thankfully, he has lived to tell his tale during a recent interview with Tom De Smet of Gazet van Antwerpen:
"Last Monday, I went out with Adam in Brussels. Adam returned to the hotel in the Stalingradlaan in the centre of Brussels, and I went for a beer in a bar nearby, around midnight. At the table next to me, there were some young guys and we started talking. It was all very friendly. Just a nice chat. After a while, I went to the bartender to pay my bill. When I returned, two of the guys I had talked to bumped into me. Then I realized that they took my wallet. I confronted them and they start hitting me. They got help from four others. They used an ice pick to hit me on the head. They kept on kicking me after I had fallen to the ground.
"They robbed me of a lot of money: the fees of several shows. I lost eighty percent of my blood. The doctors said that I was lucky to make it. They even had to remove glass from my eyes, because they kicked the glasses I was wearing. My jaw is broken, and I will need multiple surgeries. I don't know when I will be able to sing again. It can take weeks, possibly even months."
According to Gary, Police have "arrested some of the guys who did this" and he will "have go to the Police station to identify them. But the money is gone."
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