SWMRS have been updating fans following a van accident that sent guitarist/vocalist Max Becker and crew members Natalie Somekh and Josh Berl to the hospital, and things are looking good.
The band offered an update saying Somekh is at home with her family and Berl’s arm surgery went perfectly while Becker is being transferred to a rehab clinic for the remainder of the year. They’re sharing the address now though so fans can send mail to keep his spirits up as he recovers.
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Last week, we learned that Becker was in the intensive care unit following an encounter with black ice in Denver. Two touring crew members, Somekh and Berl, were also injured in the van accident and were receiving treatment as well.
The crew were kicking off a handful of dates supporting Matt & Kim this week when they lost control of their van. The band were on the way to Denver with Somekh and Berl, their photographer and sound engineer respectively.
Later in the week, Somekh shared a message on Instagram describing what happened in a heartfelt post. You can read the full statement here.
In today’s update, the band say Becker will be transferred to the rehab clinic tomorrow (November 5). After he ends the year there, he will be moving to a clinic closer to home.
The band are encouraging fans to flood the hospital with mail for Becker to keep his spirits up and have shared the address they can be sent to.
You can see the new update below.
SWMRS have a handful of upcoming dates in the U.K. next year, which are still scheduled as of now. You can see those here and the full list of dates they had to cancel below.
We’re wishing everyone a speedy recovery.
10/29 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre *
10/31 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
11/01 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
11/02 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo *
11/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
11/05 – Eugene, OR @ Sessions Music Hall
11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ ASU 365 Community Union (with tiLLie)
11/27 – Grand Prairie, TX @ The Theatre At Grand Prarie (with the 1975)
* with Matt & Kim
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