Scary Incident: Morgan Wallen’s Son Recovering After Ex’s Dog Bites Him In The Face, Sending Him To Emergency Room

KT Smith detailed the situation and gave an update on 2-year-old Indie.

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Lauren Jo Black

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June 19, 2023

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Morgan Wallen’s Son, Indie, KT Smith; Photos via Instagram

Morgan Wallen’s 2-year-old son, Indigo “Indie” Wilder, was rushed to the emergency room and is now recovering after being bitten by a dog that belongs to his mother, KT Smith.

Smith, who is Wallen’s ex-fiancée, took to Instagram stories on Monday afternoon (June 19) to share the unfortunate news in a tearful video message.

“I don’t even know how to start this off, but I will say that this video will probably be… this will be all over the place and I’ll also start off by saying I never wanted to bring this to social media, but he deserves better. I think I’m going to have to stop a lot because of tears so,” she began.

Legend Was A Rescue

KT Smith; Instagram Stories
KT Smith; Instagram Stories

Smith went on to explain that one of her dogs, Legend, a Great Pyrenees, was involved in an incident with Indie on Father’s Day. 

“Yesterday, he bit Indigo in the face and [he] had to have stitches and we spent yesterday morning at the emergency room,” she revealed.

“Since then,” she continued, “We have been looking for options and I just couldn’t bring myself to what everyone else says and what you’re supposed to do, apparently…what the world tells you to do is to put the dog down because they are aggressive and I’ve gone back and forth with that and I knew in my heart that he does not deserve that because he is wonderful and could do really great with a family who doesn’t have small children and maybe just has like a lot of land and just won’t be like crawled over and stuff like that. I don’t want him to go to a kill shelter or nothing like that and shelters are full.” 

Smith Wants To Find The Dog A New Home

KT Smith Dog; Photo via Instagram Stories
KT Smith Dog; Photo via Instagram Stories

Smith turned to her nearly 400,000 followers to help rehome the dog, who she reportedly found wandering the streets alone last year. 

“I figured that I could ask you guys if you knew of anywhere that wasn’t a shelter because I don’t think he deserves a shelter either because he came from trauma being left on the side of the road for months,” she explained. “He doesn’t walk on hardwood floors and he won’t walk on leash, so he needs a yard. Other than that he’s not aggressive. He is great with other dogs. He just doesn’t need to be around small kids that will mess with his food or crawl on him.” 

Smith said that Legend is likely around 2 years old and promised, “he’s a great guard dog.”  The social media influencer stressed that she needs to rehome the dog immediately before Indie returns home.   

“I know there are options that I could have done with keeping him with a muzzle on around the house. He doesn’t deserve that either and I can’t be a mom that keeps a dog in the house when my child is also traumatized probably from that. I can’t be a good dog mom to him keeping a muzzle on him or a good mom in general having a kid just really scared of him in the home. I’m getting Indigo back home tomorrow and he has to be gone by then and I cannot put him down either because like I said he doesn’t deserve that either.”

Update On Indie

KT Smith also assured her followers that Indie is “okay” before adding, “[his] scar will be minimum. He did have stitches, but he’ll be okay.”

She continued, “I know you guys care about that too and I share so much of my life with him with you guys, but like last night I just keep asking Legend why… It’s hard and he is not aggressive towards adults at all. You can get in his face and you can do anything and he’s still such a good dog.”

Morgan Wallen, KT Smith, Indie; Photos via Instagram
Morgan Wallen, KT Smith, Indie; Photos via Instagram

Wallen and Smith welcomed Indie into the world on July 10, 2020. Since then, he’s shared parenting duties with Smith. 

Co-Parenting

In a 2022 interview with Entertainment Tonight, he weighed in on co-parenting with Smith and admitting that it was “good.”   

“ I got no complaints,” Wallen said at the time. “I was worried about it at first, but I feel very comfortable with it and I’m really proud of the way me and his mom handle it.” 

Morgan Wallen with Son, Indie; Photos via Instagram
Morgan Wallen with Son, Indie; Photos via Instagram

The chart-topping country star has been open about how fatherhood has made an impact on his life.

“I think the most important thing for me over the past couple of years, I’m a dad now,” Wallen said in a recent interview with Breakfast Television. “That’s really given me something different to live for.”

Wallen continued, “I don’t know if I’d say I was selfish, but I probably was before that. But now, things just have a whole different meaning for me. So even in the highs in the lows, I always have him. All the time, he’s there. He’s what’s important to me.”

In May, the East Tennessee native recently rang in his 30th birthday by spending some quality time with his son, Indigo, who will turn three on July 10.

The father/son duo was all smiles as they posed for photos while cruising around in a UTV.

“Celebrating 30 w my dawg,” Morgan Wallen captioned the sweet snapshots.

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

2023 Tour

Wallen is gearing up to resume his One Night At A Time World Tour in late June when he returns to the stage at Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field for back-to-back nights at the home of the Chicago Cubs. 

On Thursday, June 22, Wallen will be joined by HARDY, ERNEST, and Bailey Zimmerman, and on Friday, June 23, Parker McCollum, ERNEST, and Bailey Zimmerman.

Wallen’s sold-out headlining One Night At A Time World Tour kicked off with two sold-out shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April. 

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

Produced by Live Nation, the trek will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum will also appear on select dates.

The One Night At A Time World Tour marks Wallen’s first-time ever headlining stadiums across the globe for multiple nights.

The tour is in support of Wallen’s latest album, One Thing At A Time, which recently claimed the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart for a 13th non-consecutive week.

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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.