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- Posted on Sep 30th 2010 4:45AM by Jody Thompson
Tim Wheeler, Ash
Ash were in the country to play gigs at the Teatro Montecasino in Johannesburg and the Grand Arena in Cape Town with the Parlotones earlier this month, when Lissack and frontman Tim Wheeler went to a wild animal sanctuary.
Lissack was playing with a lion cub [pictured] when it went for him, drawing blood and leaving a nasty wound.
He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated and have a tetanus booster where more dramas unfolded.
The band's spokesperson told Spinner that the hospital they went to was sealed off within hours of their visit after the deaths of two men from an unidentified virus.
Then to top things off, the band was involved in a car crash on the way back to the hotel. Luckily, no-one was hurt.
The band is now back in the UK and preparing for the release of its second compilation of the 'A-Z' singles released over the past year.
'A-Z Vol II' is out on Oct. 11.