UPDATE: Weezer cancels rest of December tour after lead singer is hurt in crash

The lead singer of the alternative band Weezer was injured Sunday morning after the band’s tour b

Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo

The alternative band Weezer has canceled the remainder of their December tour dates after their lead singer was injured in a bus accident on the Thruway in Montgomery County.

“We are sorry to say that the rest of the December Raditute Tour has been canceled — when we can reschedule the dates, we will, of course,” band members posted in a note on their Web site and Facebook fan page Sunday evening.

The band’s front man Rivers Cuomo was aboard the tour bus that crashed Sunday morning as it headed east on the Thruway from Toronto, Canada to the band’s next gig at Boston University, which was scheduled for tonight.

State police said the bus apparently hit an icy patch on the roadway, skidded into the median and then slid back across the road before it crashed through the guard rail into a ditch on the right shoulder.

Both Cuomo and the band’s assistant Sarah Kim were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Kim was treated at St. Mary’s and released, hospital officials said Sunday and Cuomo was treated and transported by ambulance to another hospital for observation. Officials would not confirm where Cuomo was taken.

According to the Facebook note, Kim sustained two fractured ribs and a fractured lower vertebrae and Cuomo sustained injury to his lower leg, three cracked ribs and minor internal injuries.

Cuomo’s wife and 2-year-old daughter, along with the family nanny, were also aboard the bus, but did not sustain any injuries.

Weezer was scheduled to perform at Boston University tonight then travel to Washington D.C. for a show Wednesday, then to New Jersey for a show Thursday before starting the West Coast leg of the tour in January. The band is currently promoting their seventh album “Raditute.”

The last time Capital Region fans had the opportunity to see Weezer was this summer when the band played a show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center after the alternative band Blink 182 canceled.

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