Happy Monday’s Bez has revealed he is “lucky to be alive” after being involved in a motorbike accident earlier this year.
In February, Bez was riding a motorcycle with some professional riders “who were driving off-road in the mountains near Magaluf”. However, on their way home from the trip, Bez said he “lost the front end and was in a very bad accident.”
He told the Daily Star: “I broke my bones. I broke my leg and tore all my ligaments.” Four months after the accident, Bez said that he was “barely recovering.”
“It still hurts a little and I’m not okay, but it’s getting easier every time,” he said.
In 1999 Bez ended up in intensive care after falling off a high-powered motorcycle, but said he will “never” stop riding motorcycles.
“I have a lot of fun,” he explains. “It’s one of the things I love to do, and when I go out, I’m distracted from everything,” he said. “My last accident was three years ago, and if I can go another three years without losing, I will be happy.”
Earlier this month, Bez launched her new music project Mantra Of The Cosmos, which also stars Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays, Black Grape), Zak Starkey (The Who, Oasis) and Andy Bell (Oasis, Ride).
The supergroup released the first single “Gorilla Guerilla”, which Starkey described as “a great psychedelic groove from a band of misfits, outsiders and innovators.”
Discussing the new project, Bell said, “It’s a great pleasure to be a part of Mantra of the Cosmos. Four kindred souls moving to the same music.”
“It’s not like The Mondays, Black Grape, Oasis or The Who, it’s what we all do together,” Ryder said.
The group will be performing in the Glade area of Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, June 25 at 8:20 p.m.