Earlier this week, a bus crash injured Weezer frontman River Cuomo and his assistant as they were traveling to a concert scheduled for Monday night at Boston’s Agganis Arena. The tour bus reportedly hit a patch of ice and crashed into a ditch. According to one news source, Cuomo sustained injuries including three cracked ribs and some “painful internal damage.”
Emergency response crews had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue him from the wreckage, but a friend of the band said he is now resting as comfortably as could be expected. Cuomo’s assistant Sarah Kim fractured two ribs and a lower vertebrae. His wife and daughter, who were also traveling on the tour bus, were not injured.
In response to the bus accident, Weezer has canceled the rest of its December tour dates, including the Monday night concert in Boston. However, the band hopes to reschedule once Cuomo recovers, and Agganis Arena is advising ticket holders to keep tickets until a new date is announced.
Sources: Weezer Tour Canceled In Wake of Bus Crash, Boston Globe, December 7, 2009
Rivers Cuomo Injured In Bus Accident; Rest Of Weezer Tour Canceled, RTTNews.com, December 7, 2009
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