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Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Injuries Weren't Exactly Minor


12/09/2009
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River Cuomo was reported to have suffered some minor injuries when Weezer's bus crashed on Sunday but a follow up blog posting on the band's Myspace page that describes his injuries paint them as more than minor. That's the bad news; the good news is they say he is recovering nicely in the hospital.

Their original blog on Sunday said that Rivers "cracked 3 ribs and sustained some mostly minor but very painful internal damage, as well as hurting his lower leg somehow." In a follow-up blog they go into more details about those injuries. Here is what they had to say on their blog: ....Meanwhile in the hospital, 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. And then finally in the evening he was given some good news.

To back up a bit, Rivers' internal injuries included both a small cut on his spleen and a small puncture in his lung. An internal cut needs to be carefully monitored to see if it is healing up or not. The lung puncture was small so the lung did not fully collapse, and thus no surgery was needed for that, but it also has to be monitored carefully to avoid fluid build up. Today the doctor announced that Rivers blood pressure had stabilized, meaning the spleen was no longer leaking - it was on the mend. And his lung seemed to be gaining strength and holding up, meaning it too looks like it will mend itself with time. All this is great news so far. Plus he was given the go ahead to eat some real food again - a very positive sign!

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! Wish him well - your positive energy and thoughts are working so far!

Now we come to the mystery of Rivers' right leg. He was totally unable to move it after the accident, but doctors were mystified as there were no broken bones and no signs of impact on it. Today after a day of icing and compression, he was able to wiggle his toes again. And he remembered a small detail - he recalled that that same foot was sort of hurting late the night before as he went to bed in the bus - after the Toronto show.

That got me thinking...
read that and more including the original blog post (with photos) here



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