Just before a scheduled show opening for Wilco and Sleater-Kinney this week, Chicago musician NNAMDÏ was riding a scooter when he swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle, hit a pothole, and fractured his wrist. “Shitty way to start off 1st tour in a year but still optimistic,” NNAMDÏ wrote. The injury required surgery not covered by his insurance, so his label and friends launched a GoFundMe (which has already met its initial goal) to cover medical expenses.
“We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to the tour post-surgery,” Wilco said in a statement. “We’re sending our love and are eager to perform together post-recovery,” Sleater-Kinney added.
Read about NNAMDÏ in Pitchfork’s feature “What It’s Like to Be Black in Indie Music.”