Singer-songwriter Cuco (née Omas Banos) has canceled his remaining 2018 North American tour dates after being involved in a serious car accident outside of Nashville early Monday morning. The SoCal artist is currently is in stable condition after undergoing surgery for his injuries.
The accident happened around 4 a.m.. after the van carrying Cuco and nine other passengers came to rest on the shoulder of I-40 heading east. A tractor-trailer hit the idling van which then impacted all ten occupants of Cuco's vehicle who were standing outside of the van when the collision occurred. All of the van's passengers suffered injuries in the crash. The two passengers in the tractor-trailer were unharmed.
As severe as this accident was, Lt. William Futrell of the Tennessee Highway Patrol explained that it might have been worse had the passengers still been inside the vehicle.
Cuco took to Twitter to explain the situation to his fans. “There was a terrible accident last night as we were heading to Nashville; a couple of us are recovering currently. Just underwent surgery as well but thankfully everyone is recovering."
Later on his Instagram, Cuco added “I’m so sorry about canceling the upcoming shows.....We’re all alive by a blessing. Last night felt like hell on earth and I’m hurting and watching my brothers hurt. It’s a blessing to be here alive.....I am forever thankful that all of us are alive. Please keep the rest of the band in your thoughts and hope everything will be okay. I’m sorry but I can’t be on the road for a while. I love you all.”
While the rest of Cuco's October dates have been canceled, the international portion of his tour, to begin in Lima, Peru on Nov. 8 is still scheduled.
Everything can happen so fast. These are the photos from the junkyard of our van and the big rig involved. Makes you wonder pic.twitter.com/HK91E6S92D— CUCO (@Icryduringsex) October 11, 2018