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As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis hospitalized after accidentally setting himself on fire

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has revealed he’s in hospital after setting himself on fire.

In a Wednesday Instagram post, the 40-year-old vocalist admitted ‘I ended up burning 25% of my body’ following a mishap in which he tried to pour gasoline onto a bonfire.

He captioned an image of himself in heavy bandages while lying in a hospital bed, ‘I’m doing the best I can to make a thumps [sic] up on my way to surgery (in about 30 minutes)’.

Mishap: As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has revealed he’s in hospital after setting himself on fire

The controversial musician, who was jailed for soliciting to murder his ex wife in 2014, explained: ‘I apologize to my friends that I have not had the time to fill in yet on what happened. The entire gas cap fell off when trying to use a little from the trickle tip to get a bonfire started. Gas got all over my clothes and I ended up burning 25% of my body.’

‘I’ve been in the hospital since Saturday night, and I will be here for a couple more weeks most likely,’ the father-of-three continued. 

‘Today’s surgery is to remove the remaining dead skin that we were unable to scrub off during dressing changes this week.’ 

‘It will be for the best so that we won’t have to scrub so hard during dressing changes, and that is a big relief for me.’  

Checkered past: The controversial musician, who was jailed for soliciting to murder his ex wife in 2014, explained: 'I ended up burning 25% of my body' [seen here in 2019]

Checkered past: The controversial musician, who was jailed for soliciting to murder his ex wife in 2014, explained: ‘I ended up burning 25% of my body’ [seen here in 2019]

Wrote the rocker: ‘I am extremely thankful for the Burns center workers who are taking care of me.’

‘I will try to update on my recovery. It will be a long road, but I will get back to full strength eventually,’ Tim concluded.

The Grammy nominated artist was sentenced to six years prison in 2014 for trying to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife Meggan Lambesis.  

He was arrested in May 2013 after giving an undercover agent acting as a hitman, money, gate codes and an alibi to kill his estranged wife, Meggan Lambesis, NBC San Diego reported.

He said he wanted his wife dead because she was going to get up to 60 percent of his income and would not allow their three young children to join him on tour.  

Long road: 'I’ve been in the hospital since Saturday night, and I will be here for a couple more weeks most likely,' the father-of-three continued. Seen here in 2012

Long road: ‘I’ve been in the hospital since Saturday night, and I will be here for a couple more weeks most likely,’ the father-of-three continued. Seen here in 2012

According to court documents, Meggan Lambesis filed for divorce in September 2012 to end the couple’s eight-year marriage.

In divorce records obtained by the Associated Press, Meggan Lambesis claimed the rocker had become ‘obsessed with bodybuilding’ and was distracted with the children, even falling asleep once while watching them.

Last year, as their relationship further soured, Lambesis told a personal trainer at his gym, Brett Kimball, that he wanted to get rid of his wife.

‘He wanted to know if maybe I could find someone to do it for him,’ Kimball testified at a pretrial hearing.

Police began an investigation in April following a tip-off.

Lambesis was recorded telling an undercover agent that he wanted his wife killed, according to prosecutors.

The undercover agent, San Diego County Sheriff’s Officer Howard Bradley, testified last year that Lambesis met him at an Oceanside bookstore in May and said he wanted his wife ‘gone’.

Bradley said he asked Lambesis directly if he wanted his wife killed, and the singer replied, ‘Yes, I do’. 

As I Lay Dying formed in San Diego in 2000 and has released ten albums including 2007's An Ocean Between Us, which reached No. 8 on Billboard's charts. Band member Josh Gilbert [L] seen with Tim [R] and SiriusXM host Jose Mangin [center] in 2012

As I Lay Dying formed in San Diego in 2000 and has released ten albums including 2007’s An Ocean Between Us, which reached No. 8 on Billboard’s charts. Band member Josh Gilbert [L] seen with Tim [R] and SiriusXM host Jose Mangin [center] in 2012

The heavily-tattooed gym junkie said his wife had restricted his visits with their children aged four, eight and 10, adopted from Ethiopia, after they separated in September 2012.

The singer also told the agent that he was angry that Meggan Lambesis would get a large share of his income in a divorce settlement.

Bradley said Lambesis told him at the end of their meeting, ‘Just to clarify, just so you know, I do want her dead.’

Lambesis provided the undercover agent with an envelope containing $1,000 cash for expenses, his wife’s address and gate codes, pictures of her and specific dates when he would have the children and therefore, an alibi. 

Lambesis was released on parole on December 17, 2016 and married his second wife Amanda Dubord the following year. 

History: The Grammy nominated artist was sentenced to six years prison in 2014 for trying to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife Meggan Lambesis [pictured]

History: The Grammy nominated artist was sentenced to six years prison in 2014 for trying to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife Meggan Lambesis [pictured]

As I Lay Dying formed in San Diego in 2000 and has released ten albums including 2007’s An Ocean Between Us, which reached No. 8 on Billboard’s charts.

A single from the album, Nothing Left, was nominated for a Grammy for top metal performance.

The band plays in an aggressive style that features lightning-speed metal guitar riffs. The group’s philosophical lyrics attracted a following of Christian rock fans.

Moving on: Lambesis was released on parole on December 17, 2016 and married his second wife Amanda Dubord the following year. Seen here in 2019

Moving on: Lambesis was released on parole on December 17, 2016 and married his second wife Amanda Dubord the following year. Seen here in 2019


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