People figuratively shoot themselves in the foot on a daily and sometimes hourly basis, but earlier this week, San Cisco bass player Nick Gardner distinguished himself from the pack by actually, literally shooting himself in the foot.

A press release from the band says that Gardner is recovering in hospital after the incident, which occurred when he was visiting a mate’s farm in the small WA town of Collie.

Before you ask, the firearm in question was not a golden revolver, just a regular old gun, and thankfully, he seems to have pulled up okay. In a word, though: OUCH.

Gardner himself says:


“As we were driving through an exceptionally rough paddock, I reached down to stop the gun from bouncing around and before I knew it, it had gone off. The bolt had slid down and the jolting had triggered the gun. Somewhat of a freak accident. I realised I had been shot and ripped off my boot and sock to reveal a hole in my foot and blood everywhere. Isaac, my mate, quickly got his first aid kit and bandaged it up. He then started driving towards the nearest hospital, which was 100kms away. I passed out in shock and came to shaking and being yelled at. By the time we got to the hospital I was calm, but in excruciating pain. The doctors got morphine into me and put me in an ambulance headed for a bigger hospital. I eventually made it to the Perth hospital where a specialist has done a great job putting my foot back together.

I am very sad to say I will be missing the upcoming USA / Mexico tour, especially our first festival in Mexico City, but will rejoin in Europe when I’m not completely knocked out by painkillers. However I know the band will do me proud and there will still be the same show, just without my embarrassing dancing!”

Gardner’s bandmates have wished him a speedy recovery, as do we. San Cisco’s new album Gracetown is out this Friday, and they’ll be touring Australia extensively throughout April.

Anyway, if you want to see a really, really gross picture of a foot, supplied by the band, scroll down.

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