GoFundMe launched for Janet Weiss (ex-Sleater-Kinney) after car accident

The drummer broke her left collar bone and fractured both legs on August 10 when a speeding car struck her vehicle.

August 27, 2019
GoFundMe launched for Janet Weiss (ex-Sleater-Kinney) after car accident Janet Weiss plays with Wild Flag at Coachella. April 15, 2012.   Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella

Janet Weiss is a drummer who has performed with such renowned acts as Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, and Wild Flag. On August 10, she sustained several serious injuries when her vehicle was struck by a speeding car. Now, her sister Julie Weiss has launched a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses.


Weiss suffered a broken left collar bone and fractures in both legs, according to her sister's account. Her injuries will require her to use a wheelchair for the entire 12-week healing process, and have forced Weiss to cancel a tour with her bands Quasi and Slang.

"Because she will be in a wheelchair and out of work for at least three months," the GoFundMe reads, "she will need help with the costs insurance doesn’t cover, like: out-of-pocket medical bills, nursing care, physical therapy, the wheelchair ramp that was installed at her house, and paying for her monthly expenses while she can’t work."

Donate to Janet Weiss's GoFundMe here. Her drumming can be heard most recently on the new Sleater-Kinney album The Center Won't Hold. She announced her departure from the band just prior to the album's release, saying "The band is heading in a new direction and it is time for me to move on. "

GoFundMe launched for Janet Weiss (ex-Sleater-Kinney) after car accident