Chuck Wicks, ‘America’s Morning Show’ Co-Hosts Injured in Car Accident
The hosts and producer of America's Morning Show were injured in an automobile accident while traveling to Mardi Gras on Monday (Feb. 27), and Chuck Wicks remains hospitalized as of Tuesday morning (Feb. 28).
According to a report from Jockline, AMS hosts Ty Bentli, Kelly Ford and Wicks were traveling to Mardi Gras with producer Glen Johnson when they were involved in a serious car accident in which their car flipped over at least twice and landed in water. They were transported by ambulance to a hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss., the report states that Bentli, Ford and Johnson have been released, while Wicks was held overnight. No further information about his condition is currently available.
The Boot confirmed the news of the accident is true, but could verify no further details.
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In addition to his duties hosting the syndicated daily show, Wicks is a well-known country singer. After a short-lived stint on the reality TV series Nashville, he reached No. 5 on Billboard's U.S. Country chart with his debut single, "Stealing Cinderella," in 2007, and went on to score other hits including "All I Ever Wanted" and "Man of the House."
Wicks competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2009, during which time he engaged in a high-profile romance with his partner, Julianne Hough.
Update: NASH FM posted the following message to Facebook on Tuesday afternoon:
We're sorry to report to you that our NASH morning show, Ty, Kelly and Chuck, with producer Glen Johnson, were involved in a car accident last night, while traveling from an affiliate visit at WKOR-FM in Columbus, MS, to New Orleans, where they were to be Grand Marshalls in the Mardi Gras parade today.
While driving through a torrential rainstorm, their car struck a puddle and hydroplaned, causing it to roll twice and end up in a ditch. They were all hospitalized in Hattiesburg, but they’ve been released, with the exception of Chuck, who was held over for some additional observation. They’re sore for the ordeal, but by all reports so far, they are fortunately going to be OK.
Keep them all in your thoughts and prayers, and we’ll update you with any developments.
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