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Weezer cancels tour after Rivers Cuomo hurt in bus crash



Tbd-riverscuomo120809 Weezer has canceled the rest of the dates on its December Raditude tour after Rivers Cuomo's tour bus crashed on the New York Thruway early Sunday morning, the band posted on its Web site. Cuomo is recovering from injuries after the bus slipped on a patch of ice, went over a guardrail and landed in a ditch.

"We are sorry to say that the rest of the tour has been cancelled," webmaster and bandmember Karl Koch wrote on the site. "When we can reschedule the dates we will, of course. 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 it's a waiting game for all of us."

Cuomo "cracked three ribs and sustained some mostly minor but very painful internal damage, as well as hurting his lower leg somehow," Koch wrote in the update. Cuomo's assistant, Sarah Kim, was discharged from a hospital in Amsterdam, N.Y., on Sunday, while Rivers remains under observation at another facility. His wife, Kyoko Ito, and young daughter Mia were not injured in the crash, which happened while the bus was headed to a Monday show in Boston from Toronto.

"He is resting about as comfortably as could be expected now, and we were relieved to hear that surgery is unlikely," the Sunday post read. "Hopefully tomorrow the docs will have more info. You don't fool around with internal injury."

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