News Eric Howk, Lashes Guitarist, Hospitalized After Fall
posted by May 8 at 14:02 PMon
UPDATE: Howk did not fall from a roof or a window of a house, as originally reported. At the time of the incident, he was in the backyard of a friend’s house. The next door house was under construction, and there was an unsecured hole in the neighboring yard. Eric took a step, not seeing the hole, and fell. Clark wanted to make sure people understood that his accident wasn’t the result of drunken horseplay or bad judgment.
On Saturday night, Eric Howk, the 25-year-old guitarist for the Lashes, fell about 12 feet from a house on Capitol Hill. He was taken to Harborview Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery, and according to bandmate and Lashes frontman Ben Clark, “The surgery went as well as it could have, and we’re hoping for everything to go well from here.” Clark didn’t want to detail Howk’s injuries too much, but says that Howk injured his back and suffered “some broken bones.”
Clark couldn’t say how long Howk will be in the hospital, but he did say Howk’s spirits are high, and the band is able to pass on any messages you leave for him through his MySpace page or the Lashes’ page.
You can also e-mail him or send a gift through Harborview’s website.
Unfortunately, Howk doesn’t have insurance, so benefit shows are in the works to help pay for his medical bills.
The Lashes were scheduled to play an all-ages show at Redmond’s Old Fire House this Friday night, but U.S.E have volunteered to fill in so the show can go on. Clark says he’ll also be at the show, so if friends and fans want to bring cards or flowers, he’ll be able to deliver them to Howk.
We’ll post more info as we get it.