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Janet Weiss forced to cancel tour after being injured in serious car crash


Janet Weiss, singer and drummer of indie rock group Quasi, has been forced to cancel upcoming tour dates after being injured in a serious car accident.

Weiss, who is arguably best known as being the drummer of American rock group Sleater-Kinney, formed Quasi in the early 1990s alongside Sam Coomes.

While the band have been relatively quiet in recent years, Weiss has been busy working on side projects which included contributing work to the likes of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Shins and more. Despite not having released an album with Quasi since 2013, Weiss was due to hit the road for a series of shows before a “scary” car accident put a stop to proceedings.

Taking to social media to detail her accident, Weiss wrote: “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! I am lucky my injuries will heal and I’ll be back at it in a couple months.”

She continued: “Also tons of love and respect to my friends who are making me feel like a queen even whilst wearing a hospital gown. Hug your people and tell them you love them.”

See the full statement, below.