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- Posted on Dec 12th 2009 12:00PM by Liz Colville
The singer and the rest of the band are now en route back home to Los Angeles, once again on tour buses. Doctor's orders prohibit Cuomo from flying for a month while his injuries heal.
But Karl Koch, the band's touring keyboardist and webmaster, is confident this portion of the road trip will go smoothly. "We're taking a warmer southerly route to avoid bad weather," he writes on Weezer's website. Cuomo and company will occupy their time with seasons one and two of 'Mad Men,' and they've also stocked up on "some books" and "a freezer full of organic entrees."
"The only thing we're missing is Burt Reynolds in a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am to run point for us!" Koch adds.
Cuomo, 40, spent six nights in the hospital after his tour bus skidded on ice early last Sunday morning. His assistant, Sarah Kim, also suffered injuries that will take several weeks to heal, but she was discharged the same day as the accident.
The singer's wife, Kyoko Ito, and daughter Mia were also on board the bus traveling to Boston from Toronto for a Monday concert at Boston University's Agganis Arena, which was subsequently canceled. The band also had to cancel a Washington, D.C. show and one in Camden, N.J.
Along with another passenger, Cuomo was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, New York after complaining of bruising to the ribs. Cuomo's wife and daughter and the other passenger were not injured. Cuomo was found to have "cracked three ribs and sustained some mostly minor but very painful internal damage" -- the punctured lung and a cut to the spleen -- "as well as hurting his lower leg somehow."
After sliding on the ice -- it had snowed in the area the night before -- the bus "went into the median and hit some reflective posts before crossing back over the highway, going over the guardrail and landing in a ditch," CNN reported.
Weezer's tour for 'Raditude' is expected to continue as normal in January.