Granger Smith Updates Fans on His Condition Following Bad Onstage Fall
Granger Smith is back at home and recuperating following a fall offstage that sent him to the hospital on Friday night (Dec. 2).
“Update: Out of the hospital, back in TX & starting to regain movements,” Smith writes on Instagram, while sharing a photo of himself resting on a couch. “The outpouring of support has me feeling VERY blessed. Thank y’all!”
During his performance at Sayreville, N.J.’s Starland Ballroom on Friday night, a monitor that Smith was standing on gave way, and he fell off the stage into a metal barricade. Although he was in pain, Smith finished his set, then headed to a nearby emergency room. From there, the artist was transferred and admitted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center in New Brunswick, N.J., where doctors confirmed that Smith had separated and broken two ribs, and had a punctured and partially collapsed lung.
“I truly appreciate all the doctors and nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital,” Smith says in a statement. “Their resolve and professionalism were reassuring during a pretty rough few days for me.”
Smith has cancelled the rest of his shows scheduled for 2016, but he promises his fans that he’ll find the time to reschedule.
“I’ve had so many emails and tweets. It’s pretty amazing that so many people have reached out from across the country,” Smith adds. “I feel so blessed to have more than just support for my music from fans and radio. It’s deeply humbling to have fans that personally care so much.”
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