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What Happened to John Flansburgh? ‘They Might Be Giants’ Postpone Tour After Musician’s ‘Serious Car Accident’

John Flansburgh, an American singer and member of the alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants (TMBG) met with a serious car accident while he was on the way home on 8th June.

On Wednesday, he along with his longtime friend and fellow band member John Linnell performed at Bowery Ballroom in New York marking the 30th anniversary of 1990’s Flood.

Linnell who is also the co-founder singer of the band shared a post on Thursday, June 9 via Instagram saying, “Last night’s show was amazing and it was so wonderful to finally be back up on stage and playing for all of you again. It was a joy.”

John Flansburgh met with a Serious Car Accident

He further added, “Unfortunately, Mr. John Flansburgh was in a rather serious car accident on his way home from the gig. The initial report is that he has seven broken ribs, several of which have multiple fractures. The good news is that no vital organs were involved and the long term prognosis seems positive. Of course, there will be a lengthy recovery process.”

Linnell requested fans to send in their healing rays to Flans and pray for his speedy recovery.

He said as per the information received from Doctors, 62-year-old Flansburgh has 7 broken ribs, many of which have several fractures.

The silver lining is that no vital organs were involved and his long-term medical condition looks like positive. He further added that his recovery from the injuries will take a very long time to heal.

‘They Might Be Giants’ had to postpone Tour Dates

TMBG band will be postponing their June tour dates, which include performances at the Bowery, Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

Their next shows scheduled this year in August at Asbury Park, New Jersey will most likely be continued as per the plan.

The Coronavirus pandemic has halted live performance for more than two years now.

Before the start of this tour, Flansburgh tweeted on the 4th of June that he is really excited to get back on stage however he is a bit terrified about the danger of catching COVID-19 again.

He tweeted, “I know it’s a chore, but this request really is a small one: please wear a mask when you come to our shows. In just the last few months a good friend of mine has just come down with long COVID, and it has served as a vivid reminder that this situation is not over.”

About John Flansburgh

John Conant Flansburgh, commonly nicknamed Flans or Flansy, was born in the year 1960 in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Flansburgh studied at George Washington University. While studying, he used to work as a parking garage attendant and also simultaneously learned guitar. He then completed his graduation from Antioch College and Pratt Institute in Arts.

They Might Be Giants

In 1982, Flansburgh co-founded the Rock band, They Might Be Giants, with his longtime friend John Linnell while he was still studying. The duo used to share the responsibilities of singing and songwriting. While Flansburgh was on guitar along with other instruments on a need basis, Linnell used to sing.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda


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