Weezer Scare Puts San Francisco Show in Jeopardy

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Seeing Weezer play live is turning out to be more difficult than initially thought.

The "Buddy Holly" hit makers scheduled January show in San Francisco is in jeopardy after a bus lead singer Rivers Cuomo was traveling in with his wife and young daughter skidded on ice, struck a guide rail and slid into a ditch Sunday morning near Albany, New York.

Emergency crews had to use the laws of life to get inside the bus. Rivers cracked three ribs, while his wife and daughter escaped mostly uninjured but "terrified." The band said Monday that it is at least canceling the rest of its December tour dates.

"Kudos to the driver for somehow keeping things as level as they could be - surely this story would have been far more tragic if not for his actions," the band wrote on its website. "Nonetheless the damage was severe, and everyone on the bus was either terrified or injured or both."

Weezer is scheduled to play the Bay Area on Jan. 9. The band said Monday there was no information on how much time off the boys will take or any rescheduling information. But the group's website said they would reschedule the dates as soon as they could.

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