For those who still aren't familiar with the details regarding Toubin's accident, it's a nearly unbelievable story of shit luck that — I'm happy to say — just might have a better turnout than everyone anticipated. The short version? Toubin was in bed in his Portland hotel room the morning of a show, when a cab crashed through the wall and pinned him down, fracturing his skull base, pelvis, collarbones, ribs and sternum, and rendering him unconscious for a full month. But, it turns out, Toubin's recovery is coming along more swiftly than even his doctors anticipated. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Toubin explains the horror of waking up in a hospital bed, not knowing what year it is, and being shown news reports about how near he came to death:
I woke up a month later. There were some friends and family there, and I didn’t know what happened. I didn’t even know what year if was. Everyone had to explain it to me, and it was kind of unbelievable. I was really horrified at first — the thing is that when they woke me up, they weren’t sure how long I was gonna be there and didn’t know how normal I was gonna be. Turns out things are gonna be a lot better than they thought, so that’s good. But the first thing that happened when I woke up in the hospital was like, I gotta get out of this place. They showed me some of the news articles and, wow. Some were depressing, but there have been a couple about what people have been doing for me, which really, I’m just bowled over that anyone went to any trouble.
Toubin goes on to explain the 45-spinning New York dance scene that he's helmed over the past half-decade, saying that, while he'd love to dive back in immediately, he has a lot of physical therapy ahead of him. Anyhow, it's a touching interview, and things are ultimately looking pretty hopeful for Mr. Toubin. Though we'll miss him on next week's Bruise Cruise.