Last Thurs night, 2 teenagers bashed Australian rock ledgend, “Blackie” of the Hard-Ons whilst he was working.
The two assailants were arrested by police. Blackie has been in hospital since Thursday night with a skull fracture ,16 stitches and swelling on the brain. He will be there for a few days still, while the docs make sure all tests are done.
Police apprehended a 14yr old girl and 16yr old boy shortly after..
Thankfully he has been moved from the critical room to where they keep stable patients. He does not remember all details but he is getting better every day. Not sure when he can play music again.
We will know more in the coming days. He has already been told he cannot drive for 6 weeks due to his head trauma. Please send him a get-well message through facebook , he’ll read it all when he gets out in a few days time. I’m sure he’ll get better soon. He is a pretty tough cookie.
I’ve known him for many years and I know he wants to get back playing music again as soon as possible, but he will go with medical advice, it’s gonna be best to give up playing live for a while, so that he can fully recover and come back fitter than ever….. “Ray Ahn”