The Roots were involved in a serious tour bus crash en route to Paris last night (November 19).
The Philadelphia band, who were heading to the French capitol to perform at a gig with Kanye West tonight, reportedly came out of the accident with nothing more than minor injuries.
Blogging from the ambulance on the way to the hospital, Ahmir ‘?uestlove’ Thompson described what happened.
“In reality the crash was all of about 7 seconds….but to do a 360 on the highway and end up ramped up (the van that crashed into ours was UNDER our double decker bus) in the air….is….well… a frigging miracle.”
He added, “Dog we are soooo alive right now.”
?uestlove explained that the band suffered injuries resulting in “cuts and neck braces,” and that they are incredibly grateful that the accident wasn’t more serious. “That was divine intervention. We are so grateful for this outcome,” he said.
It is not yet known whether the band will be able to perform at tonight’s gig or their forthcoming dates throughout Europe, reports Pitchfork.
–By our Los Angeles staff.
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