While en route to Denver, where he was scheduled to perform, Del The Funky Homosapien was injured in a car accident.
The Bay Area rapper–known as a founding member of the Hieroglphyics–was traveling from Colorado Springs to Denver when his SUV was struck by a drunk driver traveling in a Ford Expedition.
Del was said to be sleeping at the time of impact, but not behind the wheel. No one was seriously hurt.
“Luckily it hit us back-center, so after impact it projected us forward. If the SUV hit us from any slight angle, we would have flipped and I may not be writing this to you guys,” Bukue, of Del’s camp, wrote on his Myspace page (MySpace.com/DelTheFunkyHomosapien). “All of [us are] safe. Sore, but good. Del was in the very back and took the hardest impact. Ambulance had to take him in to get him checked, but x-rays came out negative.”
The drunk driver fled the scene.
As a result of the accident, the rapper canceled his Denver tour date, but plans to reschedule for November.
Del is touring the U.S. in support of his most recent album, the free Funkman (The Stimulus Package), available at DelTheFunkyHomosapien.Bandcamp.com.