Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack was in serious condition after crashing his motorcycle en route to Lake Tahoe, where the rock band was scheduled to play. Hossack, 54, suffered multiple fractures

Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack was in serious condition after crashing his motorcycle en route to Lake Tahoe, where the rock band was scheduled to play. Hossack, 54, suffered multiple fractures Friday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 88, about 50 miles east of Sacramento (Calif.).

He was airlifted to a medical center and underwent surgery. His condition was later upgraded from critical to serious. "He is expected to be fine," said hospital spokeswoman Nora Bailey.

The Doobie Brothers were scheduled to perform at Caesars Tahoe Saturday and Sunday. A spokeswoman for the resort did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

The group has a full schedule of performances on tap for the summer, beginning July 7 at Milwaukee's Summerfest, but it is not known if any dates will be affected by Hossack's injury.


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