The Offspring were recently on the road heading to a show in Canada, when all of a sudden, one of their vehicles caught on fire. Thankfully the band and their crew are safe. Per a Twitter thread from The Offspring account, something apparently got under one of the vehicles, and that looks to have been what possibly started the fire. Per this Twitter thread, the band wrote the following:
“While traveling through Canada yesterday, something flew off the vehicle in front of us and became wedged underneath one of our SUVs and it caught fire. Everyone got out safely, but the luggage, passports, laptops and pretty much everything else was destroyed.
“We are happy to report that everyone is doing ok and we’ve made it safely to Rimouski and will be performing tonight at Les Grandes Fetes TELUS. Hope to see everyone there! ”
While it sucks that some items were lost in this fire, we are so happy to hear that The Offspring and their crew are safe and unharmed. Band guitarist Kevin Wasserman also shared a photo involving the vehicle on fire and provided his own statement. You can find his statement and photo, along with video of this vehicle fire, all below.
“No one was hurt. Everyone got out of the vehicle unscathed. Unfortunately about half our crew lost all their belongings in the fire, including luggage, computers, & passports. But it could’ve been much worse. The band & I are so thankful & relieved that all involved are OK.
“No one is sure what started the fire yet, but the SUV hit something big & heavy, possibly a lost trailer hitch, and within seconds the vehicle was in flames. You can see from the video that they didn’t even get off the Highway before everyone had to bail. No time to save any belongings. Scary shit!
“Our crew do all the heavy lifting so that we look & sound as good as possible when we take the stage. They’re travel & workdays are always longer & more arduous than ours, and we can’t thank them enough for all they do. To see them have to go through something like this is heartbreaking & frightening. I am so glad they are all OK!”
We are happy to report that everyone is doing ok and we’ve made it safely to Rimouski and will be performing tonight at Les Grandes Fetes TELUS. Hope to see everyone there!
August 6 | Rimouski, QC | @grandesfetes
— The Offspring (@offspring) August 6, 2022
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