CNN reports that Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, NY today following a tour bus accident on the New York State Thruway. Assistant Sarah Kim and Cuomo, who complained of rib pain, were the only passengers hospitalized. Cuomo’s wife, Kyoko Ito, and daughter, Mia, were also on the bus, but neither sustained injuries.
Based on the driver’s description of the incident, it sounds like winter weather was the culprit. Here’s CNN:
The driver said the back end of the bus slid on ice, then went into the median and hit some reflective posts before crossing back over the highway, going over the guardrail and landing in a ditch.
Cuomo and company were en route from Toronto to Boston, MA for a show tomorrow night at Boston University.
**Update: Karl Koch, a close friend, roadie, and webmaster for Weezer, has posted a very descriptive account of the accident and Rivers Cuomo’s current condition. Cuomo is still in the hospital, “as he cracked 3 ribs and sustained some mostly minor but very painful internal damage, as well as hurting his lower leg somehow.” Also, remaining dates from the December Raditude Tour have been officially cancelled.
Click here for more info from Koch. We’ll update this post with any new information, but in the meantime, here’s wishing Rivers a speedy recovery.