Burton Cummings recovering from several injuries suffered in crash
Burton Cummings receives his Juno for being inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Calgary, Sunday, April 3, 2016 (Jeff McIntosh / THE CANADIAN PRESS).
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:45AM EDT
Canadian music icon Burton Cummings says he is recovering from several injuries he suffered in a car crash last Sunday in Los Angeles.
In a lengthy Facebook post, the Winnipeg rocker and former frontman for The Guess Who writes that he was struck by a driver who ran a red light and that there were five people in the other car, including a baby.
Cummings said he suffered a concussion due to his head cracking the windshield in addition to cuts and "serious bruising on both arms," a very painful left leg and intense back pain.
He wrote that he's in a "lot of physical pain" and needs some "serious healing time," adding he's "trying to focus on just how lucky" he is not to have been killed or crippled.
Cummings said the worst thing is that his mind has been "reliving the crash that sound and fear and unexpected horror."
"I know I'm going to have to get some help getting over the shock. That's the worst part right now trying to keep telling myself that I'm okay."