Following Granger Smith’s nasty fall offstage and that broke two of his ribs on Dec. 2 while performing at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J., he announced today (Dec. 6) via Twitter that he is “Out of the hospital, back in TX & starting to regain movements. The outpouring of support has me feeling VERY blessed. Thank y’all!”
While singing “City Boy Love” on Dec. 2, Granger was standing on a monitor that gave way, sending Granger offstage and into a metal barricade. Ganger returned to the stage to finish his set, but later visited a nearby emergency room where he was diagnosed with two broken ribs and a punctured and collapsed lung.
Following his injury, Granger was admitted to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. “I truly appreciate all the doctors and nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital,” said Granger. “Their resolve and professionalism were reassuring during a pretty rough few days for me.”
Granger has since flown home to Texas where he is resting and recovering with his family. The remainder of shows for 2016 have been canceled, but Granger fully intends to make it up to his fans. “I’ve had so many emails and tweets. It’s pretty amazing that so many people have reached out from across the country. I feel so blessed to have more than just support for my music from fans and radio. It’s deeply humbling to have fans that personally care so much.”
Update: Out of the hospital, back in TX & starting to regain movements. The outpouring of support has me feeling VERY blessed. Thank y’all! pic.twitter.com/LagwDYPFpJ
— Granger Smith (@GrangerSmith) December 6, 2016
photo via Granger Smith’s Twitter