The Cult Survive Serious Bus Crash

Singer Ian Astbury was thrown around in the cabin, and says they were lucky not to drop off an 80-foot cliff.

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The Cult have survived a serious bus crash while touring in Europe.

The group was on its was from Croatia to Slovenia when the tour bus veered off the road and almost fell off a cliff, says singer Ian Astbury.

"I was the only one awake," he said (via Ultimate Classic Rock). "All of a sudden, the bus veered violently, hit the guard rail and tipped on a 45-degree angle, then righted itself and came to a halt. The guardrail was the only thing that prevented us from going over an 80-foot drop."

Astbury was the only band member awake when the bus took a topple, with the other members tucked up in their bunk beds. As a result, the singer was thrown around the bus and injured his neck, back and shoulder.

The crash could have been serious, but thanks to the guardrail, the driver was able to get the bus to a nearby garage and fix it up before continuing their tour. But they might need a little more rest after being literally shaken up, says Astbury:

"No one has had any sleep, so the guys are pretty beat, and we are still in shock to be honest. You never think something like this is going to happen to you, and it just did."

The Cult will continue their European tour through to July 19 before continuing in the US to promote their latest album "Choice Of Weapon".

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    God damn it, I'm looking forward to see them July 19th (their last European Tour date), don't you die on me now!
    I'm glad nothing really bad happened, because you know what happened in 1986...
    BradTheBluefish wrote: That bus driver better be fired.
    They said nothing about why. Unless the bus swerved because the driver was dozing, he may have saved all of their lives.
    Wound up, can't sleep, ribs sore , can't do anything right, bus driver Oh, since Into the aisle i flew. I tell you the truth.. twisting my spine , mad chiroprator baby lord have mercy, come bus driver , come on now! Fire -yahhhhh.... the bus driver got fired. fired ahhh !!! brake smoke on the horizon, well. fire-yahhhhhahhhhh ahhh brake smoke on the horizon. fire ahh and fender dinted in, ..fender dinted in! burning out, bus shaken baby, show your license to me, show your license to me yeah! bus driver your to blame, bus driver your to blame.!
    well maybe he's not to blame but the lyrics somehow just flowed out of me, SHOTGUN!! YAAA _YUH!!