Granger Smith: Country Singer Rushed To Hospital After Stage Fall, But First Finishes Performance

Country singer Granger Smith took a nasty fall during a concert on Friday night and had to be rushed to the hospital. However, before he would seek treatment, he insisted he finish his song.

According to CMT, Smith was performing at the Sayreville’s Starland Ballroom on December 2. Granger was reportedly mid-show when the monitor he was standing on gave way and left him crashing off the stage into a metal barricade. Surprisingly, the country boy got back on stage and finished singing his first number one song, “Backroad Song,” before he headed to the hospital.

After finishing the song, Granger was rushed to a nearby emergency room. According to a press release posted on Smith’s official Twitter page, he was then transferred to a Level 1 trauma center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While there, his doctors confirmed he had sustained “two completely separated, broken ribs and a punctured and partially collapsed lung.” Needless to say, the remaining weekend shows, which included a December 3rd show at City Limits Saloon in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a December 4th gig at Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s Texas, were canceled, and information regarding the remainder of his shows will be announced at a later time.

On Saturday, Smith tweeted: “I took a pretty hard spill last night in Jersey. Thanks for the well wishes! Y’all mean the world to me. I’ll be out of the hospital and 100% soon!”

Then on Tuesday, Granger again took to Twitter to share an exciting update with his fans that he was out of the hospital and recovering in Texas.

“Update: Out of the hospital, back in TX & starting to regain movements,” he tweeted Tuesday morning along with a picture of him holding a thumbs up. “The outpouring of support has me feeling VERY blessed. Thank y’all!”

According to Granger Smith’s official website, the 37-year-old was born and raised in Texas and started his music career at the age of 14 when he decided to teach himself how to play the guitar. At the age of 19, Smith recorded his first album, which landed him with a songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville. Granger lived in Nashville for four years before he moved back to his home state. With the help of his brother Tyler, Granger started making short music videos, and in 2011 created his alter-ego Earl Dibbles Jr., which helped launch his career with viral videos.

Before signing his first record deal in 2015, Granger Smith independently released seven studio albums, one live album, and two EPs. His first single, “Backroad Song,” was an instant hit and topped all the charts.

“Within only weeks of the signing, my debut single “Backroad Song” was a hit a mainstream country radio faster than any of us expected,” Smith’s bio reads. “On February 14, 2016, the single became the most played in America as it topped all the mainstream radio charts. This was a lifelong dream for me both as a singer and songwriter. The following month, my first national debut album, “Remington” hit stores.” “Remington” is currently available for purchase on Smith’s website, Walmart, and Amazon.

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