Currington cancels four shows following deadly concert accident
Thursday, August 6, 2009
– Billy Currington canceled four shows in the wake of his injuries last weekend in the deadlystage collapse in Canada.
Currington said on his web site that he was given doctor's orders to cancel shows tonight in Sikeston, Mo., tomorrow in Indianapolis, Saturday, Aug. 8 in West Allis, Wisc. and Sunday, Aug. 9 in Pontiac, Mich.
"Billy is expected to make a full recovery and return to the concert stage for his August 13th show in Augusta, Maine with Sugarland," his web site said.
While performing at the Big Valley Jamboree Music Festival in Camrose, Canada last Saturday, severe storms and blowing winds resulted in the staging following down on top of Currington and his band. A fan was killed at the concert. Kevin Costner was trapped under the stage, but wiggled out.
"Currington was taken to the hospital and suffered a minor concussion," his web site said. "He has been released from the hospital and has returned to his home in Nashville.
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