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Burton Cummings took to his Facebook page recently to reveal he’s recovering from a very serious car accident that resulted in a concussion, several cuts and bruises and severe pain throughout his body.

In the long post, the former Guess Who frontman wrote, “I was hit by a guy who ran right through a red light. My car is totaled. I suffered a concussion as my head cracked my front windshield. Yes, I was wearing my seatbelt. I have cuts and serious bruising on both arms, and my left leg is very painful. Also, intense back pain. I need some serious healing time and won’t be able to fly right away…I’m trying to focus on just how lucky I am not to have been killed or crippled. My hands and throat are basically okay, although I would be in no condition to do a show right now. No glass hit my eyes, but the concussion was quite serious. My head is quite swollen, as is my left elbow…”

Cummings also mentioned that as a result of the accident, he’ll be taking a break from social media, which has already soured on him, stating, “With my current pain and aftershock nervousness I’m in no condition to deal with all the venom here online. It would be crushing at the best of times, but right now, in the condition in which I find myself, it’s just impossible to deal with. I’m through with social media for the most part. After a while it becomes a pissing contest, a race for the inside track, and basically it’s all disgusting.”

We wish Cummings a successful recovery and hope to see him active very soon.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights