Janet Weiss has cancelled her upcoming tour dates following a car accident.
The former Sleater-Kinney drummer, who announced her departure from the band back in July, revealed that she was was recovering after being involved in a car accident last weekend. The crash has left Weiss with a broken right leg and left collar bone.
Weiss has cancelled all her planned upcoming shows with Quasi and expected to spend the next 12 weeks recovering from the accident.
In a post on Twitter, Weiss said: “My friends I have some bad news. I was involved in a scary car accident last weekend in which my right leg and left collar bone were broken. My recovery time is about 12 weeks so regretfully, I won’t be able to play the Quasi Border Benefit or the upcoming Quasi / Slang west coast tour.
“As thoroughly bummed as I am about cancelling the shows, I’m also incredibly thankful the accident wasn’t worse and so happy to be alive.”
Weiss added: “I am lucky my injuries will heal and I’ll be back at it in a couple months.” Weiss also thanked the medical team who looked after her as well as her family. “Hug your people and tell them you love them,” she wrote.
— Janet Weiss (@jazzzhand) August 14, 2019
Weiss, who had been a part of Sleater-Kinney for 24 years, announced her departure from the group less than a month before their new St Vincent-produced album was set for release.
In a statement on Twitter at the time, Weiss said: “After intense deliberation and with heavy sadness, I have decided to leave Sleater-Kinney. The band is heading in a new direction and it is time for me to move on. I will never forget the heights we reached, or the magnificent times Corin, Carrie and I shared.”
“We were a force of nature. To the dearest SK fans – you’re the raddest fans in the universe and I love you. Experiencing the music together has been the honor of a lifetime.
“Thank you for sustaining me the past 24 years and for proving without a doubt that love and connection are what saves us.”
Discussing the departure of Weiss in a recent interview, Sleater-Kinney added: “We want Janet to be happy and healthy,” said Corin Tucker. “If someone’s not happy doing that job, it wouldn’t be good for any of us.”