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Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba shares support for BLM from hospital despite severe motorcycle accident

The singer and guitarist suffered 'severe injuries' and is currently in recovery
Chris Carraba (Getty Images)
Chris Carraba (Getty Images)

Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba shared a harrowing image from his hospital bed revealing he was recently injured in a motorcycle accident and is currently in recovery.

Carrabba shared a post on Instagram on Thursday, June 11,  stating, "Hi friends on June 6th I was in a motorcycle accident. My injuries were severe but not life threatening. I owe the amazing doctors, nurses and medical team treating me my endless gratitude. I am determined to make a full recovery, but I have surgeries and months of rehab to come."

The 45-year-old singer and guitarist is currently in stable condition. Despite his injuries being severe, Carraba wanted to ensure that his audience remained focused on the Black Lives Matter movement and protests. "I have not lost sight of the social issues at hand and even in the condition I’m in I find it important to state that I stand with black lives matter," he stated. "In the near future it is likely I will no be able to follow the news as much as I normally would. If you don’t hear from me on critical social issue [sic] I trust that you will know where I stand."

Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional performs onstage during iHeartRadio ALTer Ego 2018 at The Forum on January 19, 2018 in Inglewood, United States (Getty Images)

This isn't the first time Carrabba has made his stance clear. Following the death of George Floyd, protests have erupted across the nation and the world and many celebrities have begun to take a more firm stance on issues like racism and police brutality. Carrabba shared a post on May 30 that stated, "Racism Bigotry and Violence are indefensible. What happens to one, happens to all. We can and must do better."

The statement also called for "equality" and to "stamp out the evils that permeate our society," adding, "Geoge Floyd's life was taken in an act of brutal and senseless violence...George Floyd is a name forever etched into the ledger of our nations long history of subjugation and violence inflicted on African Americans. How many more names must be added to the list? Enough is enough."

In a follow-up post, Carrabba confirmed he would be participating in the 'Show Must Be Paused' initiative created by two black women, Atlantic senior directors of marketing Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, as a way to have the music industry take a step back from business as usual and instead shed light on the "long-standing racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the boulevard."

Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional performs for fans at Bud Lights Getaway at Riverfront Park on July 14, 2018 in North Charleston, South Carolina (Getty Images)

Prior to choosing to hold off on promoting their music out of respect to the BLM movement, Dashboard Confessional, who were in the middle of their 20th-anniversary tour, had to put their shows on hold on account of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In his latest statement following his accident, Carrabba went on to thank the companies that made the safety gear he had on during his accident, stating they "protected [his] body in the crash," before adding, "I would also like to thank my family and friends for coming together to support me in this time of need."

"To all reading this I would like to say thank you for standing by me through my recovery. This will be difficult physically, emotionally and financially and I'm grateful to have your support as I go through it," he concluded. The statement was preceded by an image of Carrabba in his hospital bed.