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.
He wrote on Instagram, "Im so pissed man. This is only part of what i went through. Rotting flesh before my eyes. Before my mom's eyes. Hiding from my friends and fans because i dont want to bring anyone down. I quit my band. I left my company. I left the seeds i had sown. And every day i am trying to be positive. To start over. But i am so pissed. Crushed bones and hundreds of hours of rehab and now every day i have to fight. I hate you so much. I have to fight every single fucking day. My hand was chopped off and i try to find alternatives. now im a fucking shell of myself. Everyday i hear a new fucking crack or pop and feel a new twist or sprain or tear and your restaurant is fine and dandy. I passed you guys this trip to korea even though i didnt want to step anywhere near you but i still see you often in my nightmares. You guys were packed with customers. Do they know your ethics or what they would have to go through if they were crushed in your place? I rewatched the cctv yesterday. I dont even remember who i used to be. All i can say is how dare you. How dare you ruin my life and come at me with this garbage about facts and figures. How dare you. If it was your son. Your family. What would you do?"
Though some reports claimed James had undergone hand amputation, it's unconfirmed, and fans are stating he might have been referring to the initial accident in his post and not an amputation.
We hope for James' safe recovery and happiness.