Sunday, August 02, 2009

Billy Currington Escapes Serious Injury As Stage Collapses, Killing One, Hurting 15

He was on stage in Camrose when the storm hit and his tour manager was literally pulling him off the stage when the collapse occurred. Currington suffered a mild concussion, scrapes and bruises, the source said, and was released from a hospital Sunday morning.

His bass guitarist, Alex Stevens, was trapped under the fallen stage and his arm was crushed, said the source. Stevens underwent surgery Saturday night but could be released from the hospital as soon as today, according to the source.

Tim McGraw was due to headline today's cancelled shows.


Robyn Adair said...

It certainly was tragic, but interesting to see how artists, fans and media people jumped on the social media from the event and keep us updated as it happened, and how the people who weren't at the event were able to stay "in conversation" live with those that were there. It was something for a social media course - it was really interesting.

Casey Clarke said...

Click to watch a video of when the DJ becomes the newsmaker, thanks to KG Country 95.5 FM: