Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Asks For ‘Prayers’ Following Dirt Bike Accident

“I know God’s teaching me something through all this,” he says.

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 21, 2020

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Tyler Hubbard; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard is asking fans to pray for his family after he suffered an injury in a dirt bike accident earlier this week.

The superstar took to Instagram on Friday (Aug. 21) to reveal that he sustained a blown ankle after he was riding his dirt bike at the track, over jumped a jump and landed flat. Hubbard explained that he ruptured his Achilles tendon and broke the bone on the inside of his ankle. He plans to have surgery next week.

He says his doctor hopes to have him walking in about five weeks, however, the injury comes at a less than ideal time as his wife, Hayley, is expecting to deliver their third child within the next few weeks.

“Couldn’t be worse timing. I’m really bummed,” he says in a video posted to Instagram. “I’m upset that I can’t be helpful around the house as much as I’d like to be. I know God’s teaching me something through all this and I’m gonna try to stay positive.”

According to Tyler’s post, Hayley is due with their son in about four weeks.

Their baby boy joins big siblings Olivia Rose, 2, and Luca Reed, 1.

After he joins their family, the Hubbards say they are finished having kids.

“We’re looking forward to experiencing that again and then just knowing we’re going to be finished. This is our family, and let’s grow together,” Tyler previously shared.

Florida Georgia Line recently released a 6-Pack EP that includes the duo’s latest single, “I Love My Country.”

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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.