As of yesterday, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo was "sitting up, talking clearly, reading books, and checking the internet" after being involved in a car accident wherein his tour bus careened off of the New York State Thruway early Sunday morning. The crash left Cuomo with three cracked ribs, a slightly punctured lung, and an injury to his lower leg, and prompted Weezer to cancel their remaining tour dates.
In a blog post on the band's website, webmaster Karl Koch writes: "Rivers has had a much better day than yesterday. 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, Sarah, who was also injured in the crash, is on her way back to California to receive treatment. Cuomo's wife and daughter, who were also on the bus, escaped unharmed.
While Cuomo apparently has no recollection of how he sustained his injuries, Koch explains: "He recalled not bouncing off of anything, but there was one detail he didn't realize - that the bus dropped 8-10 feet into the ditch. He said it felt like he never left his mattress - but the mattress was not tied down, and clearly was not where it should have been when the EMTs found him - it must have taken flight when the bus suddenly dropped, with Rivers riding it face down! Rivers' injuries to his back and side mean he must have struck the bus's ceiling, possibly hitting a light fixture or other irregular shape."
Best of luck to the Cuomo family and to Sarah.