"I remember lying in my bed in the hospital, and the other guys [in the band] came in one by one, and they all looked so concerned and sad and scared. I was just thinking, 'What's wrong with you guys? It's not like I'm dead or something. I feel fine!' But I recently saw video of myself that day, and I looked so terrible. I looked like I was on the verge of dying. I was pale and my eyes were closed. I think at the time I was on so much morphine, I felt that everything was A-OK."
-Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, telling MTV News about the hours following the bus accident that left Cuomo with three cracked ribs and kept the band off the road for a month. He returns tonight for a show at Florida State University and promises that he's ready to bring the heat back, though because of his injuries won't be able to do "the full David Lee Roth routine."
Cuomo provided a scary account of the accident, which also sent his assistant to the hospital with similar injuries. "I remember waking up as the bus was swerving, and I didn't think anything of it because the bus has swerved so many times and nothing bad has ever happened," he said." And the next thing I remember, the accident was over and I couldn't move. I could barely speak. I was trapped there, and I couldn't move at all, and it was really scary. I was definitely thinking, 'Well, maybe this is it for me. Maybe I'm on the way out here.' But I don't remember any impact. I'm about to go under this 45 day meditation retreat, and one of the things that happens to me in these courses is that my memory gets razor-sharp, so I'm expecting that a lot of the accident is going to come back to me." The band plans to make up the dates they had to cancel due to the accident, and Cuomo also says he has worked on a ton of new music during his down time. "It's just a matter of figuring out what to do with it," he said.