Blues Traveler Are ‘Banged Up’ After Tour Bus Accident in Minnesota
Frontman John Popper shared updates on the scene of the crash on his personal Facebook page. “Bus just crashed!! Dunno what’s going on everything hurts…i think we’re stuck on the bus we’re all going to get checked but we’re still tryijg to get f—ing door open…more later,” he wrote before adding several messages underneath in a thread.
Hours after sending a separate “all looking good” Facebook update from the emergency room, Popper wrote a lengthier note on his wall about how “banged up” Blues Traveler currently is as a result of the “scary” bus accident. From the looks of Popper’s latest post, it remains unclear whether Friday’s show, which is scheduled to be held at Mayo Civic Park in Rochester, Minn., alongside co-headliners JJ Grey & MOFRO, will go on.
“Hi…I am largely fine just beat to sh–…I love U all so much for this outpouring of love&prayers…several of us are banged up&our monitor engineer Mateo broke his shoulder…I am finally cleared from any internal bleeding or stuff like that…We are hoping that we can do the show2moro,” he said. “But I still am covered in shattered glass&as I never sleep on buses anyway have not been to bed yet…Everything hurts right now&my vast experience in auto accidents tells me it’s gonna hurt worse2moro&the day after too…So let’s see how I do w/some sleep…. We are all very grateful to be alive&I really need a nap right now…I am so sorry for scaring U all,but it WAS scary…Will check back in when I wake up Thank U all SO SO much….”
The New Jersey-based blues rock troupe are currently on tour in support of their latest album Traveler’s Blues, which hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s Blues Albums chart in the week ending Aug. 14.