Ween drummer and Amandla front man Claude Coleman, Jr. was seriously injured in an auto accident on Route 78 near Newark, New Jersey on August 7th. The victim of a massive rear-end collision, Coleman suffered critical injuries including his back and pelvis, which was broken in several places. While updates are spotty, Coleman is expected to make a full and complete recovery.

In response to the accident, Ween acted quickly to mount a two-night benefit concert at the famed Bowery Ballroom in New York City.

Following are statements issued by guitarist Mickey Melchiondo (“Dean Ween”). Check Ween.com for more information and updates.

Concert For Claude Dates Confirmed!
Monday and Tuesday, Oct 7 and 8 at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC

Hey guys, we were able to secure the coolest of all NYC venues for two nights in early October to help raise money for Claude Coleman's mounting medical bills. For those of you who aren't yet aware, Claude has been in a bad auto accident and is without health insurance, so we will be staging a two-night benefit to help raise money for our brother. I will be announcing ticket information shortly; the shows were just confirmed so I don't have this info just yet. Tickets will be available thru this site, and also thru the usual box office outlets and ticket services. For more info about Claude's accident please read below, and please check back at the website for updates.

Claude Coleman in Auto Accident

Hey there, time for a much needed update. For those of you who haven't already heard, our brother Claude Coleman, drummer for Ween, was in a serious auto accident Wednesday night (8/7) on route 78 in New Jersey. He is currently in the hospital recovering from surgery on his pelvis, which was broken in several places. The good news is that his early surgery has gone very well and he is expected to have a full recovery after a lot of time and rehabilitation/therapy. I don't have any information just yet as to where to send flowers or cards, but we appreciate you keeping Claude in your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate all of your emails and well-wishes for his recovery. We will keep you up to date on Claude's progress.

Scott Caffrey
JamBase | East Coast
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[Published on: 8/18/02]

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