Guitarist Herman Frank of German Heavy-Metal legends Accept has been hospitalized after injuring himself on-stage.
Long-time bass player Peter Baltes issued the following statement: “Unfortunately, Herman had an accident during last night’s show in San Antonio. He tripped and landed hard on his back. Even though he managed to finish the show, his pain became unbearable as we arrived in Houston. He was taken to the emergency room, where the doctors discovered four broken ribs and a punctured lung. He will remain at the hospital for now. Considering his condition, his spirit is great, and we all need to give our support to him as he recovers from his injuries. In the meantime, the band will continue the tour, and Herman will rejoin us as soon as he is all healed up and good to go. The band is now on their way to South America for the final leg of the tour.”
The band stated also that whilst they really enjoyed playing as a 4-piece, it was only a temporary solution: “If you’re really honest, you know that Accept is a two-guitar band.”