Ljubljana, January 28 – Ognjans guitarist Ognjan Pavljovic was in a critical condition in a hospital following an accident at a gig in the city on Tuesday night, but he managed to recover, according to his lawyer.
“He is being treated well and his condition is stable,” Ognjujovic’s lawyer, Domenico Gennaro, told a press conference.
Pavljan Pavlic, 26, was performing at the Krasnica-Lada Arena in the Croatian capital on Tuesday, when the accident occurred.
A police spokesperson told the AFP news agency that a man on a motorcycle had been driving at high speed, before crashing into the stage and smashing his head against a glass wall.
It was not clear whether the injured man was a member of the band or not.
The incident occurred during a live show.
The band had just returned from a European tour.
Krasnova Arena is situated on the banks of the Danube River, the site of the infamous 1992 massacre by the Bosnian Serb army in Srebrenica, when its main stage, a concrete structure, collapsed, killing more than 2,000 people.
The venue had been the target of several other deadly incidents in recent years, including a string of grenade attacks that killed 22 people.
According to the Serbian national police, the incident happened when the concert hall had been closed due to the ongoing investigation into a possible massacre at the venue in 1992.
Police had also warned people to avoid the area around the arena.
The arena was the venue for a show by the band, whose name means “The Blue Comet”.
In 2015, Ognajan Pavlic died after sustaining head injuries during a concert at the arena, and a second person was hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.