I never had a string break on my like this before. My high E just snapped around "the eye." I forget the proper name for the round piece the string wraps around. I really dont get how that could happen. Tune-o-matic bridge and stop piece so its not like its in there at a weird angle. I was playing, the string snapped and "the eye" fell out of the tailpiece with no string on it. weird
ive had something like this, but the some of the string was still on the eye, but was totaly shreaded. Just randomness i guess.
I've had that happen before.

But the string around the eye is the actual part that snapped... there really souldnt be as much tension there after the string twist and on the other side of the tailpiece