Elle King Reveals She Sustained A Head Injury That Forced Her To Cancel Radio Shows

Elle King shared a health update with fans after she canceled several recent appearances. The “Try Jesus” singer took to…

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December 8, 2022

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Elle King; Photo by JAMIE SCHRAMM, CMA

Elle King shared a health update with fans after she canceled several recent appearances.

The “Try Jesus” singer took to her Instagram stories on Thursday morning (Dec. 8) to detail the reason why she was unable to perform in Tampa, Detroit, and Seattle this past week. 

Her statement began with an apology to fans.

Elle King Instagram Story
Elle King Instagram Story

“Hey guys, Just wanted to check in with a quick update and apologize to my fans in Tampa, Detroit, and Seattle,” King shared. ”I share your disappointment that I had to cancel my radio shows this week. No one ever wants to pull out of shows, especially me. I live for performing.”

King then revealed that she had an accident in the late night hours as she was preparing a bottle to feed her son, Lucky Levi, which resulted in a head injury.

“I slipped down the stairs making a bottle in the middle of the night, knocked my ass out, resulting in a concussion,” King explained, before telling fans, “I tried to push and played 3 shows, but the travel, lights, all of it only exacerbated things.”

Elle King; Photo Courtesy CMA
Elle King; Photo Courtesy CMA

She went on to graciously thank the artists who “stepped in” for her at the shows and also praised the radio stations for their “understanding and continued support.”

“I wish you all happy and healthy holidays and I can’t wait to get back out next year and sing with you soon. Sincerely, Elle,” her statement concluded. 

King is gearing up to release her first full-length country album, Come Get Your Wife, which will feature previously released tracks “Try Jesus,” “Out Yonder,” “Worth A Shot” featuring Dierks Bentley and “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home)” featuring Miranda Lambert.

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“This whole album is a crazy quilt of all sorts of moments and things that might not seem to go together, but because they’re me, they do,” King said of the 12-track project. “It’s very Southern Ohio, very who we are – and very much a lot of people who are just like me, because I know they’re out there.”

In 2023, Elle King will support her new album on the road on her nearly 30-city headlining A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour, which kicks off on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) at The Fillmore in New Orleans, LA. The trek will visit several major cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Austin. Red Clay Strays will act as direct support.

“I am so excited to be going back out on tour, not just because I love to perform, but because I’m finally putting out a new record,” King said of the trek. “I have put all of my energy and love into this album and I cannot wait to share it live for everyone.”

Elle King; Photo by John Russell, CMA
Elle King; Photo by John Russell, CMA

For tickets and VIP meet and greet packages to Elle King’s upcoming tour, visit her official website. 

Elle King will close out 2022 alongside Jimmie Allen as they co-host CBS’ New Year’s Eve special, New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.

A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour Presented by Slow & Low

Feb 14 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore

Feb 16 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

Feb 17 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

Feb 18 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

Feb 19 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall

Feb 21 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

Feb 22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

Feb 24 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner

Feb 25 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live

Feb 27 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium

Feb 28 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center

March 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old Red Centre

March 3 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

March 4 – Chicago, IL – TBA

March 5 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace

March 7 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

March 8 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater

March 10 – Denver, CO – Summit

March 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center

March 14 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

March 15 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

March 17 – Stateline, NV – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room

March 18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

March 20 – Tempe, ZA – Marquee Theater

March 23 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live At Moody Theater

March 24 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

March 25 – Bossier City, LA* – Margaritaville Resort Theater

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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.