Former Sleater-Kinney drummer breaks leg in car crash

Former Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss has broken her right leg and left collarbone in a car accident.
The indie musician, who left the all-female trio earlier this year (19), told fans she had been hospitalised in Portland, Oregon, after the “scary” traffic incident over the weekend (10-11Aug), and would be cancelling all her other group, Quasi’s upcoming shows.
“As thoroughly bummed as I am about canceling the shows, I’m also incredibly thankful the accident wasn’t worse and so happy to be alive,” the 53-year-old wrote in a note on Twitter. “I am lucky my injuries will heal and I’ll be back at it in a couple months.”
After detailing her injuries, Weiss thanked her surgeon, nurses, friends and family, and revealed that her longtime collaborator, singer and guitarist Drew Grow, fractured a rib in the accident. She estimates her recovery time to be 12 weeks.
Russian Doll creator and actress Natasha Lyonne was among those to offer her good wishes on her recovery on Twitter.
The rocker shocked fans last month by announcing she was parting ways with her Sleater-Kinney bandmates Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein, just five weeks before the release of the band’s new album, The Center Won’t Hold.