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Weezer cancels tour after crash

weezerWeezer’s blog has reported that yesterday a bus carrying the band members of Weezer slid off the road after skidding on ice in New York. The lead singer Rivers Cuomo cracked 3 ribs, injured his lower leg, and sustained minor but painful internal damage after falling from his top bunk bed as the bus flipped. Rivers’ wife and baby daughter were uninjured but his assistant Sarah also sustained 2 fractured ribs.

The rescue became difficult because 5 feet of mud blocked the front door and the back lounge where Rivers laid injured got sealed off from the rest of the bus. Fortunately, EMT’s and firefighters used the jaws of life to get both Rivers and Sarah out and rushed them to the hospital.

Sarah has been released from the hospital with 4 weeks of painful recovery and Rivers still remains under observation.

Due to the extreme circumstances of the crash, Weezer has cancelled the remaining dates of the December Raditude Tour. The band released the following statement regarding the tickets, “I have no ticket or refund or whatever info at this time, but stay tuned to this site and the ticketing websites for more info. For now its a waiting game for all of us. Thanks for your kind thoughts and good wishes, we need them!”

Below are images from the crash:

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  • December 7, 2009 | Permalink |

    What a shame. This tour and album have been doing so well for them. A terrible setback. Hope Rivers and Sarah have a full and speedy recovery.

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