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Singer of Minneapolis band Poliça breaks back trying to clear ice dam

Channy Leaneagh is recovering from her injury.

The latest victim of this awful Minnesota winter is Channy Leaneagh, the lead singer of the Minneapolis band Poliça.

Leaneagh is recovering from a broken back that she sustained while trying to clear ice dams from her roof.

That's according to a GoFundMe that was created on Thursday to help her cover her medical bills and ongoing childcare while she heals.

She's expected to make a full recovery, but will be laid up for the next 4-5 months.

The fundraiser has so far generated more than $13,000 in little more than a day.

"Last week our dear friend Channy Leaneagh of POLIÇA fell and broke her back while trying to fight off this brutal winter and the ice dams it created on her roof. Thankfully she is expected to make a full recovery and is already walking a bit with the help of a very fashionable back brace, but the mounting medical bills, need for ongoing childcare, and inability to work or perform for the next four to five months has created quite a financial burden."

Poliça, which formed in 2011 and have grown an increasingly large fanbase, are in the middle of recording their new album.

They released their debut album, Give You The Ghost, in 2012, and the band counts Bon Iver's Justin Vernon – with whom they've collaborated – and Jay-Z among their fans.

You can find some information on how to get rid of ice dams from your house here, though please be careful whatever you do! 

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