Bike Accident Puts Jake Owen in the Emergency Room
Jake Owen’s Thursday night show (May 26) in Herrin, Ill., will not be affected by his latest accident. The singer revealed that was heading to the emergency room at about 10AM CT, but promised the show would go on.
At 2PM, he offered more details:
Fans immediately sympathized with the “American Country Love Song” singer. Several mentioned his previous accidents that resulted in injuries, while a couple suggested bubble wrap to keep him safe. At least one expressed concern for his bike.
Owen announced a new album last week, revealing the title and cover of American Love during a Facebook Live chat. He also shared the project’s track listing and talked about his collaboration with Chris Stapleton. American Love will be available on July 29.
The country singer was ramping up to release his last album when he suffered his most memorable — and gruesome — injury. The singer was riding go-karts with NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick and Clint Boyer over Fourth of July weekend in 2013 when he crashed and shattered the bones of his right ring finger. Doctors would later amputate half of the finger.
Other Owen injuries include the collarbone he broke in 2012 while snowboarding and the shoulder injury he sustained wakeboarding before his country career began. That accident ultimately led to him choosing country music over golf. However, he has said that he doesn’t plan to reign in his adventuresome ways anytime soon.
He will begin a truly busy touring season in June after two remaining May shows. Highlights include a performance at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, prior to Kenny Chesney's set and a headlining set at the Taste of Country Music Festival on June 12.
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