‘I’m alive and that’s all that matters’: Country singer suffers ‘significant injuries’ in tour bus crash

Country music singer Hardy, aka Michael Wilson Hardy, announced Sunday on social media that his tour bus overturned while returning from a performance at Country Thunder Bristol, which kicked off Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Well wishes poured in from fans and fellow artists after Hardy said he and three others received “significant injuries” in the bus crash that took place on Interstate 40 West near Nashville. The recording artist did not detail his injuries and informed fans that he had been released from the hospital. He asked for prayers for the bus driver — who is a member of his crew — who is still hospitalized.

“Following last night’s show, our tour bus was in an accident on our way home from Bristol,” Hardy said in the statement released. “There were just four of us, including myself, on the bus, however we were all treated for significant injuries. Our friend and bus driver needs your prayers as he is still in the hospital. His family is with him while he is being treated and we’re all pulling and praying for him.”

Hardy said he will be spending the “next few weeks” recovering.

“I’ve been released from the hospital, but ordered by doctors to recover for the next few weeks which may cost us at a couple of shows,” he continued. “My team and I will keep the fans updated on that as I rest in the coming days. Please keep our road family in your prayers and I promise to keep you updated in the days to follow. God bless our medics and local and state officials for their quick response and incredible service.”

On Instagram, he wrote: “Thank you for all the texts and calls. I’m alive and that’s all that matters. I love you all.”

His fiancé, Caleigh Ryan, also shared an update on her Instagram stories, accompanied by a photo of her holding Hardy’s hand.

“Thank you all so so much for all of the prayers and well wishes. I’m thanking God with all of my heart that I’m able to hold his hand right now,” the caption read. “Michael [Hardy], Tanner [Gallagher] and Noah [Brown] are ok, thank God. They suffered some injuries, but Ricky [Hudson] still very much needs everyone’s prayers. It really is a miracle that everyone is alive.”

Ricky Hudson is reportedly the tour bus driver.


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