During the opening song of CHIMAIRA‘s “Chimaira Christmas” concert on Friday night, December 30 (local time) at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio, CHIMAIRA guitarist Matt DeVries jumped off the drum riser and crashed into bassist Emil Werstler, who then bumped into singer Mark Hunter, knocking Mark down and spraining Hunter‘s ankle. As a result, Mark has been forced to walk around with crutches (see photo below) until his ankle is fully healed.
Fan-filmed video footage of the incident can be seen below (around 1:20 mark).
This year’s “Chimaira Christmas” concert marked the band’s final performance with DeVries and fellow guitarist Rob Arnold.
Going forward, CHIMAIRA‘s lineup will be as follows:
Mark Hunter – Vocals
Matt Szlachta (DIRGE WITHIN) – Guitar
Jeremy Creamer (DAATH) – Bass
Emil Werstler (DAATH) – Guitar
Sean Zatorsky (DAATH) – Keyboards
Austin D’Amond (BLEED THE SKY, THE ELITE) – Drums