Country musician Hardy, 32, suffers ‘significant injuries’ after tour bus overturned in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, TENNESSE: Country musician and singer Hardy was involved in a crash along with three touring crew members and the bus driver that injured everyone on board. The 32-year-old singer took to Instagram to explain the tragedy. The incident occurred on Sunday early morning, October 2, after Hardy performed at Country Thunder Festival at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee and was on his way home when his tour bus met with an accident.
The singer gave very few details about the accident as he took it to Instagram the same day to update his fans that four people on the bus were treated for 'significant injuries' suffered in the crash as they headed home from a Saturday night show in Bristol, Tennessee. The singer further added that he has been released from the hospital, although the doctors have ordered him to focus on recovering over the next few weeks.
Michael Wilson Hardy was the 2022 Academy of Country Music Songwriter of the Year and has had chart-topping hits as a vocalist and songwriter including 'Sold Out' and the collaborative 'One Beer.' Hardy said his tour bus overturned on Interstate 40 West near Nashville early just after 2.30 am on Sunday. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the 2009 Prevost Tour Bus veered off the roadway and overturned on its left side. The singer has asked for prayers for the 59-year-old bus driver, who was still hospitalized.
"Following last night's show, our tour bus was in an accident on our way home from Bristol," Hardy's statement began. "There were just four of us, including myself, on the bus, however we were all treated for significant injuries,' he added. "Our friend, and bus driver needs your prayers as he is still in the hospital. His family is with him as he is being treated and we're all pulling and praying for him," he said.
The singer then confirmed he has been released from the hospital, but "ordered by doctors to recover for the next few weeks which may cost us at a couple of shows." He further said he would keep his fans updated about his health. "My team and I will keep the fans updated on that as I rest in the coming days." "God bless our medics and local and state officials for their quick response and incredible service," Hardy concluded.
The next stop on his current tour is at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas as part of Morgan Wallen: The Dangerous Tour on Saturday, October 8.