Drake Milligan Gives Health Update After Tour Van Crashes Into Cement Median

The rising star and several of his band members sustained serious injuries.

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Lauren Jo Black

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April 18, 2023

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Drake Milligan performs at CRS in Nashville

Drake Milligan was forced to cancel a recent concert after he and his band were hospitalized with injuries sustained in a tour van collision. 

The season 17 America’s Got Talent finalist and his band members were in route to the Two Step Inn Festival in Georgetown, Texas on Sunday (April 16), when a car struck their tour van causing them to crash into a cement median. 

The crash left Milligan and several of his bandmates injured, however, the extent of their injuries currently remains unknown. The “Sounds Like Something I Do” singer and his touring cohorts were hospitalized for their injuries and have since been released.

Following the accident, Drake Milligan took to social media to share an update with fans. 

“Happy to report that we’re all upright and heading home. ⚡️” Milligan wrote in a statement on Instagram. ”We got in quite the fender bender on the way to @twostepinn, but we’re all on the mend.”

Milligan continued to showcase his appreciation for the fans’ kind words and prayers as he and his band recover from the incident. 

“We really appreciate all the love and well wishes,” the 24-year-old singer added. 

He went on to graciously thank Mark Bogart, who is the owner of the outdoor and sporting goods company, Ranch King Blinds, who was able to get him and his band home safely. 

“A special thank you to Mark Bogart with @mbranchkingblinds who got the boys back to Nashville safely. Another big thank you to the fine folks with the Two Step Inn festival who immediately sent a truck to us to put all of our gear in. Lots to be grateful for! We’re gonna rest up, see y’all at @stagecoach real soon!”

Bogart responded to Milligan’s social media post in the comments, saying “Happy to help out! Keep on keeping on! “

Drake Milligan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Meanwhile, dozens of fans quickly took to the comments to send well-wishes to Milligan and his band.

“SO GLAD to hear y’all are all on the mend!!!” one fan wrote, while another added, “Glad that you are all ok ❤️” 

Another one of his followers shared, “My family and I join all the others in thankfulness that you and your band are safe! We’re grateful for each of those who stepped up to help y’all!🥰

The circumstances of life can change in a moment! The good news is, God is ever-present through it all!” 

Other fans wrote: “So glad to know you’re all safe & on the mend,” “So glad you guys are all ok! Rest up and you’re gonna rock it at Stagecoach!” and “So glad y’all are ok. That was horrible.”

After he recovers from his injuries, Milligan will head to Indio, CA to perform at Stagecoach music festival. He will take the T-Mobile Mane Stage on Friday, April 28. 

The singer/songwriter recently attended the CMT Music Awards, where he was nominated for his first-ever award. The Fort Worth native was up for Male Breakthrough Male Artist Of The Year at the coveted awards show. 

“This is my first time being nominated for a CMT, first time here at the awards, [my] first awards show period,” he said on the CMT Music Awards red carpet. ”So, I’m so glad I could be here at the CMT [Awards]. This is really full-circle for me. I got my start on Sun Records on CMT when I was 17. CMT has really kind of allowed me a career and to be back here in my home state of Texas and back where it all started with CMT, that’s a pretty good feeling. So, I’m a little nervous, but I’m just trying to enjoy it. Everybody’s been so nice.”

Drake Milligan, who finished in third place on Season 17 of America’s Got Talent, released his debut full-length album, Dallas / Fort Worth, on Thursday (Sept. 15).

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.