Weezer's Rivers Cuomo remains hospitalized following Sunday morning's tour bus crash in upstate New York, but his condition is improving, according to longtime band associate Karl Koch. "Rivers has had a much better day than yesterday," Koch reports on Weezer's official Website. "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."
The good news is that the two internal injuries Cuomo suffered — a cut on his spleen and a small puncture in his lung — both began to heal, which quelled concerns the singer-guitarist might suffer a collapsed lung and require surgery. Cuomo has also been cleared to eat food again, and could leave the hospital soon if his vital signs remain stable and he's able to stand up. Assistant Sarah Kim, who was also injured in the bus accident, was released from the hospital and will begin her "frustrating and painful 3-4 weeks of recovery," Koch writes.
Following the bus accident, Cuomo was also unable to move his right leg, but doctors found no broken bones or signs of impact from the crash. Koch hypothesizes that the leg injury actually occurred before the accident, pulling off what he calls "an act of Raditude" during Weezer's spirited performance in Toronto the night before. Weezer's remaining December Raditude tour dates have been canceled.
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