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Update: Rivers Recovering from Weezer Bus Crash


Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is “sitting up, talking clearly, reading books, and checking the internet” after sustaining serious injuries when his tour bus careened off the New York State Thruway early Sunday morning.

The black ice-related bus crash left Cuomo with three cracked ribs, a slightly punctured lung, and an injury to his lower leg, and caused the band to cancel the remainder of their Raditude tour dates.

“Rivers has had a much better day than yesterday,” webmaster Karl Koch writes in a blog post on the band’s website. “He went from being barely able to talk and open his eyes yesterday to partially sitting up, talking clearly, reading books, and checking the internet, plus his color and energy seemed much brighter . . . Tomorrow the doctor says it will be time to see if Rivers can stand up again. If that goes well and his vital signs remain stable and improving, he will get to go home pretty soon!”

Cuomo’s assistant, also injured in the accident, is on her way home by plane to California. Cuomo’s wife and daughter were also on board, but did not sustain injuries.

The update also explained that Cuomo — who had said he felt like he never left his mattress when the bus dropped 8-10 feet off the road and into a ditch — likely suffered his injuries by going airborne and hitting the vehicle’s ceiling. Scary stuff. And given that everyone involved in the accident will recover, lucky stuff too.