Granger Smith is in the hospital following a fall during his Friday night (Dec. 2) concert in Sayreville, N.J. — and his injuries are pretty serious.
A statement from Smith’s PR team explains that, during his performance at Sayreville’s Starland Ballroom, a monitor that the singer was standing on gave way, and he fell off the stage into a metal barricade. A video posted by Twitter user Chris Lyle shows Smith’s fall; after a few seconds, he hops back up onstage, fist-bumps his band members (who are still playing) and quips, “Musta been a city boy that put that up there.”
— Chris Lyle (@NJCountryBoy82) December 3, 2016
Although he was in pain, Smith finished his set — and then headed to a nearby emergency room. From there, the artist was transferred and admitted to a Level 1 trauma center in New Brunswick, N.J., where doctors confirmed that he had separated and broken two ribs, and had a punctured and partially collapsed lung.
“The latest reports are encouraging,” the statement from Smith’s team reports, “and Granger hopes to get back home to his family in Texas to rest soon.”
On Twitter, Smith himself noted that he “took a pretty hard spill,” and thanked his fans for their thoughts and prayers. “I’ll be out of the hospital & 100% soon,” Smith adds.
Smith was scheduled to perform in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday night (Dec. 3) and in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday night (Dec. 4); however, those two shows have been canceled. The next date on his tour calendar is a Dec. 7 show in Jacksonville, Fla., but the status of that and subsequent shows is still up in the air.
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Get well soon Granger. Your fans are praying for ya ~ Dusty Fields SMM