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Garth Brooks Gives Emotional Testimony During Hospital Trial

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Garth Brooks continues his testimony in the trial against Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, Okla. The singer is suing to recover the $500,000 gift he gave to the hospital to build a Living Center which would be named after his late mother. Construction of the center never took place and now Garth is asking for his money back, in addition punitive damages.

The singer reportedly became emotional as he shared with jurors on Friday (Jan. 20) that his understanding was that construction of the Living Center was a “done deal.” The hospital stated that the gift was “anonymous and unconditional” and they are not obligated to use the funds for any specific purpose.

The trial could wrap up as early as today (Jan. 24) but followers of the entertainer have reaped one unexpected benefit from his presence at the proceedings. After spending the day in court on Friday, Garth and his wife, singer Trisha Yearwood, took the time to meet with several fans and to sign autographs (See the video here).

In more positive news for the country icon, recent figures from Nielsen Soundscan reveal that Garth is the top-selling artist of the past 20 years, selling more than 68.5 million units in the past two decades. That number exceeds the second-place Beatles by more than five million units. He also continues his five-year run at the Wynn Las Vegas casino. Tickets to his show can be purchased here.

AP Reports on Garth’s Trial

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