NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Singer Rivers Cuomo remains hospitalized but is feeling better after a tour bus crash broke three of his ribs in New York, his rock group Weezer said.
Cuomo reportedly also suffered a small cut on his spleen and a small puncture in his lung.
His assistant Sarah Kim has been discharged from a hospital and is expected to need between three and four weeks to recover from rib and back injuries she sustained in Sunday morning's icy weather-related wreck.
"We all wish her the speediest of healing. She's a very tough girl, we know she can do it," said a message posted on the band's Web site Monday. "Meanwhile in the hospital, Rivers has had a much better day than yesterday. He went from being barely able to talk and open his eyes yesterday to partially sitting up, talking clearly, reading books and checking the Internet, plus his color and energy seemed much brighter. ... Tomorrow the doctor says it will be time to see if Rivers can stand up again. If that goes well and his vital signs remain stable and improving, he will get to go home pretty soon."