Madina Lake’s bassist released from hospital after tragic beating Madina Lake’s bassist, Matthew Leone, suffered a tragic beating that left him unconscious less than a week ago. As he was walking to meet his friend at a bar he tried to break up a man severely beating his wife and in turn was left on the street to die. He was taken to the hospital where he had a third of his skull removed to relieve the swelling in his brain.

His brother Nathan posted an update on his blog that reads:

so we’d finally convinced the doctors to let me take matthew home. he was going nuts in the hospital and they agreed that he would benefit from a more comfortable environment. the only goal at this point is get him strong enough for his 2nd brain surgery which is scheduled for the 16th. it’s going to be a tenuous couple of weeks, we’ll watch him 24 hrs a day, make sure he sits still, rests and heals to the fullest extent possible. we know from the doctors that his future prognosis remains guarded since the permanency of the physical and neuropsychological damage is yet unknown .

otherwise, i’ve learned more about humanity in the past 6 days than I had my entire life. Sometimes it’s easy to get down on the world, people, life, life-situation, yourself, whatever.. especially when something like this happens. But the overwhelming reaction we’ve gotten from the community that has rallied around Matthew has proven how lucky we are to have all of you in our lives. Aside from the calls, texts, emails, gifts and well wishes, we’ve heard of groups/organizations being created to bring awareness to domestic violence, violence against women and violence in general.. there are benefits being put together, auctions, special events, donation inquiries, etc. it’s truly extraordinary,.. thank you. You guys keep up the positive energy and i swear i’ll do everything in my power to get him back to 100% ASAP. you’ll never know how grateful we are… all the love in the world


Our thoughts are with Matthew and his family for a safe and speedy recovery.

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