Ex-My Chemical Romance Guitarist Frank Iero Thanks Fans After Car Crash With New Song

Justin Borucki
Frank Iero

Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero has released a new song with his band the Patience called "Oceans," posting a thank you to his fans along with it. 

Last week, Iero and two companions were in an auto accident while on tour in Sydney, Australia, when a bus crashed into the back of their vehicle. As a result, the band canceled the rest of its 2016 tour dates due to the injuries severity. 

In a letter on his website, Iero wrote to his fans, "we can’t thank you all enough for the overwhelming flood of love and support throughout this horrific ordeal. it’s truly been amazing, and has helped us to feel not so alone even though we are stranded so far from home. there is nothing we want more than to all heal and be able to get back to our families as quick as possible. it’s strange how an in an instant everything can change and we become fully aware of what is truly important. we have been through a lot this week …and i know none of us will ever be the same again."

He continued, saying "Ocean" was a thank you for his fans' "love and understanding," releasing the track he calls one of his favorites off the new record, Parachutes, ahead of the album's release next Friday. 

"Oceans is a song about accepting love even though you are unsure if you actually deserve it …and eventually letting it surround you and drowning in a sea of it," Iero wrote. "it feels fitting to our situation, and i hope it brings a smile to your beautiful faces."

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