Luke Bryan was forced to postpone his concert in Lexington, Kentucky Friday night after his stage collapsed in Columbus, Ohio. According to the country singer’s website, the stage sustained damages after their Thursday night show in Columbus.
The Los Angeles Times stated that, according to reports, four crew members were “slightly injured” during the accident. The Columbus Dispatch reported that the incident appeared to be an accident involving a forklift and it ultimately resulted in a “portion of the stage” being “toppled.”
— Kari Van Horn (@KariVanHorn) January 17, 2014
Luke Bryan and the crew were all thankful that nobody was seriously injured during the accident. They were especially thankful that it happened after the show, and that no fans were around at the time. According to the New York Daily news, Bryan told Officer Don & DeAnn radio show:
“It was minor injuries that really could have been catastrophic. We had one guy, if he had not gotten out of the way, it would have been a life-and-death situation. It was scary, but everyone’s okay and no fans were in the building when this happened.”
The incident took place early into Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night” tour in support of his 2013 album, “Crash My Party,” which sold more than 1.5 million copies in the US according to the Los Angeles Times. Bryan announced via his website that the Lexington, Kentucky show will be rescheduled for February 21, 2014. Any previously purchased tickets for the Lexington show will be honored for the rescheduled date.
Lexington, KY concert is POSTPONED for TONIGHT. It is RESCHEDULED for FRI., FEB. 21. Go to http://t.co/9m584st7u1 for more details.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) January 17, 2014
“Thanks to all of you who have been understanding through this whole deal. We just couldn’t take the chance of doing a show that might not be safe. I appreciate all my fans and look forward to seeing you in Feb.”
Fans, overall, were very supportive of Bryan’s message. Many were sending positive thoughts and prayers his way and towards his crew members, wishing them all a speedy recovery. Even though they may have been bummed after the initial cancellation, most are overly joyed and have said that they can’t wait for him to make his appearance on February 21.