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Weezer cancels December dates after bus crash

December 7, 2009 | 11:03 am


Weezer has canceled its remaining December tour dates after a a tour bus crash early Sunday left lead singer Rivers Cuomo with three cracked ribs. The band's next stop in Southern California in support of its recent release, "Raditude," is currently scheduled for Jan. 11 in Irvine at the UCI Bren Events Center, followed by a Jan. 13 date in La Jolla. As of now, those dates are still on.

The accident occurred about 40 miles west of Albany on Interstate 90, according to the band. The bus was described as losing control after hitting a patch of black ice. "The driver employed every ounce of skill he had in fighting to keep the bus upright, as the vehicle violently fishtailed over the highway," according to a post on the Weezer website.

Cuomo's injuries are described as "mostly minor but very painful internal damage."  His assistant and nanny were also reportedly injured in the accident, but the rest of the band, as well as Curomo's wife and daughter, appear to have survived the crash without any major injuries.

"Rivers was transported to a larger area hospital where he remains under observation," according to the post on the band's website by longtime associate Karl Koch. "He is resting about as comfortably as could be expected now, and we were relieved to hear that surgery is unlikely."

Pop & Hiss, sadly, lacks an on-staff medic to provide detailed healing time on multiple cracked ribs, but will report any updates to the Irvine gig.

-- Todd Martens

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