Music News: Glass Animals drummer seriously injured in accident

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Joe Seaward of Glass Animals
Joe Seaward performs with Glass Animals at The Current in 2016. (Leah Garaas | MPR)

Glass Animals have canceled a run of shows while drummer Joe Seaward recovers from a dangerous accident. Last week in Dublin, Seaward was biking when he was hit by a truck, resulting in a skull fracture and a broken leg.

According to frontman Dave Bayley, Seaward suffered a brain injury that has limited his speech, but Bayley writes on Instagram that he's "so optimistic" regarding the prospects of Seaward's recovery. "He still laughs at all my s--t jokes," writes Bayley, "and demands we wake him up so he can watch the World Cup while [we] feed him ice cream and grapes."

Two of the canceled shows were opening slots for Beck; Jenny Lewis has stepped in to play those shows. (Billboard)

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