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Former Royal Pirates member James opens up about hand amputation
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Former Royal Pirates member James opens up about hand amputation

Former Royal Pirates member James has revealed the shocking news that he underwent amputation surgery for his hand due to severe injuries from a tragic accident in 2015.

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In a heartfelt Instagram post on September 23, James expressed his sorrow and frustration concerning his struggles dealing with physical rehab and the eventual loss of his hand. He also opened up about his feelings towards the restaurant where he suffered his initial injury, which was caused by a sudden collapse of a steel frame and glass wall. The glass injured his head, and the frame reportedly crushed his left shoulder and wrist.Though James underwent an 8-hour surgery to reconnect his wrist as well as numerous treatments afterwards, it seems he had no choice but to amputate in the end.

Former Royal Pirates member James opens up about wrist injury and struggles
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Former Royal Pirates member James opens up about wrist injury and struggles

Former Royal Pirates member Jamesexpressed hissorrow and struggles concerning the severe injuries he suffered from atragic accident in 2015.

SEE ALSO: Royal Pirates announce 2-year hiatus and Sooyoon's military service

In a heartfelt Instagram post on September 23, James expressed his sorrow and frustration concerning his struggles dealing with physical rehab. He also opened up about his feelings towards the restaurant where he suffered his initial injury, which was caused by a sudden collapse of a steel frame and glass wall. The glass injured his head, and the frame reportedly crushed his left shoulder and wrist.Though James underwent an 8-hour surgery to reconnect his wrist as well as numerous treatments afterwards, it seems recovery is still a daily struggle.

Former Royal Pirates Member James Opens Up About Injury And Accident
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Former Royal Pirates Member James Opens Up About Injury And Accident

On September 23, former Royal Pirates member James took to his personal Instagram account to open up about his health complications since his 2015 injury.

In 2015, James sustained a severe injury to his wrist and shoulder in an accident that occurred in a restaurant when a door frame fell upon him. The resulting injuries left him unable to play the bass guitar, which he had played for 13 years, and he had to take up the keyboard instead to continue his activities as a member of Royal Pirates. Unfortunately, James had to leave the band in January 2017 due to increasing health complications, which he explained through a candid letter to fans.

Royal Pirates announce 2-year hiatus and Sooyoon's military service
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Royal Pirates announce 2-year hiatus and Sooyoon's military service

Royal Pirates have announced the group will be going on a 2-year hiatus during member Sooyoon's military service.

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The group revealed what they've been up to since James' leave due to his health issues earlier this year. Moon and Sooyoon have been keeping themselves busy writing songs and OSTs, but Royal Pirates as a whole will be taking a break for 2 years. 

Moon will be active as a solo singer during this time, while Sooyoon will be off completing his mandatory military service. 

Fans Fear U-KISS Kiseop's Tragic Accident Will Be Similar To James Lee of Royal Pirates
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Fans Fear U-KISS Kiseop's Tragic Accident Will Be Similar To James Lee of Royal Pirates

On September 6th, tragic news was recently shared of an on set filming incident involving U-KISS member Kiseop. During filming for the group's long awaited comeback MV, a smoke machine exploded during member Kiseop's solo scene which caused severe2nd-degree burns and lodged pieces of set material into his body.

Kiseob was immediately hospitalized and is currently resting. Their agency uploaded the photo above of his current condition. The idol suffered severe damage on the right side of his face as well as his left arm and hand. Fans immediately began to worry and wondered if the aftermath will result in a situation similar to Royal Pirates member James Lee or even the Chinese actor Yu Hao Ming whose face was burned off during a fire on a drama set of 'Boys Over Flowers.'