BREAKING: John Michael Montgomery Sustains Broken Ribs And More In Overturned Tour Bus Accident

John Michael Montgomery is recovering from injuries sustained in a tour bus accident. According to a social media post from…


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September 10, 2022

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John Michael Montgomery is recovering from injuries sustained in a tour bus accident.

According to a social media post from Montgomery, his tour bus was involved in a “serious accident” on Friday (Sept. 9) en route to a concert in the Tar Heel State.

WATE reports (per Tennessee Highway Patrol) that the 57-year-old singer was riding as a passenger in a 2001 Prevost Featherlite tour bus “traveling south on I-75 just south of Jellico when it veered off the interstate, struck an embankment and overturned.”

The ‘90s country hitmaker took to Facebook on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 10) to share the unfortunate news with fans.

“Yesterday we had a serious accident on the way to a concert in North Carolina,” Montgomery, 57, wrote.

The “I Swear” singer went on to reveal that he and members of his band and/or crew are recuperating from the incident.

”Everyone that was on the bus is recovering from their injuries,” he added before sharing that he sustained several “cuts and broken ribs” from the accident.

“Despite some cuts and broken ribs, I am doing well,” Montgomery added.

Yesterday we had a serious accident on the way to a concert in North Carolina. Everyone that was on the bus is…

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He then told fans that he will be taking some time off to recover, however, he did not specify when he will return to the road.

”I will take some time over the next couple of weeks to heal and be back on the road soon.”

After thanking fans for their concern, Montgomery shared words of appreciation for the first responders who were on the scene.

“I am grateful to the medics and highway patrol for their quick response to this difficult situation,” he wrote.

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No additional details of the crash have been revealed.

John Michael Montgomery is the brother of Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery and hit the country music scene in 1992. Throughout his career, he raked in seven No.1 hit including “I Love The Way You Love Me,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident).”

His son, Walker Montgomery, is a rising country artist breaking onto the scene with releases like “Out Of Nowhere” and “Bad Day To Be A Beer.”

The father and son recently joined forces on stage for a duet at the Kentucky State Fair on Wednesday, August 24. The pair blended their voices on a duet of “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident).”

“Tonight’s gonna be special because I’m gonna bring my son out here and he’s gonna help me sing it,” John Michael said before Walker entered the stage.

The father/son pairing then went on to perform the fan-favorite hit.

“Well, I went down to the Grundy County Auction / Where I saw something I just had to have / My mind told me I should proceed with caution / But my heart said, ‘Go ahead and make a bid on that,’” John Michael Montgomery sang on the first verse.

“And I said / ‘Hey pretty lady, won’t you give me a sign? / I’d give anything to make you mine o’ mine / I’ll do your biddin’ and be at your beck and call’ / Yeah, I’ve never seen anyone lookin’ so fine / Man, I gotta have her she’s a one of a kind / I’m goin’ once, goin’ twice, I’m sold,” Walker Montgomery took over the song’s chorus.

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John Michael Montgomery’s next scheduled tour date is September 24 at Blue Gate Performing Arts Center in Shipshewana, Indiana, however, it’s unclear if the show will continue as planned.

Story is still developing, stay tuned for updates.

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