Janelle Dunnaway attended a SPITE show at the Roxy in Denver, Colorado on July 21st. She intended on having a good time, but entered the pit and was “violently struck” by another concert-goer. She was hit so bad that she received “multiple skull fractures, nasal fractures and the loss of several front teeth.”
You can read her statement below:
“I spent the entire night in the ER, i still haven’t slept. I bled for 12 hours straight, FOUR teeth. I can’t close my mouth due to the one tooth that’s still there being knocked so far back. And the other one that’s there is chipped. They will probably both come out in time. One got lost in the venue. I caught one and they tried to stick it back in but it failed”
“I had my first round of surgery last night, there will be at least 3 more over the next 6 months. My skull is fractured in multiple places, up into my nose. There were pieces of bone scattered all over the place that I had to have drilled out. I had to have new gum tissue and bone grafted in over the entire area. They hammered the two teeth that are still in there into place and splinted them, but they are dead and will have to be removed later. I’ve never been in more pain in my life. The surgery was the most traumatic experience I’ve ever been through. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. I have some temporary fake teeth so thank god I can at least leave my house now. It’s impossible for me to eat with the amount of pain I’m in right now…”
Here’s some of the footage from the show (it’s hard to make out, however).
Vocalist Darius Tehrani shared his support via Twitter:
— Durs (@dariustehrani) July 24, 2017
Dunnaway currently has a GoFundMe page going to help with medical costs here.