Janet Weiss breaks leg in car crash, axes Quasi tour

“I’m incredibly thankful the accident wasn’t worse and so happy to be alive,” Weiss wrote in a statement

August 14, 2019
Janet Weiss breaks leg in car crash, axes Quasi tour Janet Weiss performs during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California.   Frazer Harrison/Getty

Janet Weiss has revealed that she was involved in a car accident last weekend and that her upcoming shows with Quasi have been canceled while she recovers. Weiss said that she broke her right leg and left collar bone in the accident and will be out of action for around three months.

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“As thoroughly bummed as I am about canceling the shows, I’m also incredibly thankful the accident wasn't worse and so happy to be alive,” Weiss wrote in a statement. “I am lucky my injuries will heal and I’ll be back at it in a couple months.”

Weiss was set to perform with Quasi after departing Sleater-Kinney earlier this year. She recorded the riot grrrl band's new album The Center Won't Hold, but left in July stating that "it is time for me to move on." The Quasi tour, with whom Weiss also plays drums, was announced shortly after.

Read a feature with the band prior to Weiss's exit here.

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Janet Weiss breaks leg in car crash, axes Quasi tour