Jewel Gears Up For Euro Tour

Jewel says it will be "a little weird" to be without her guitar when she starts her European tour next week. She will not be able to play her guitar onstage because of a horse riding accident last mon

Jewel says it will be "a little weird" to be without her guitar when she starts her European tour next week. She will not be able to play her guitar onstage because of a horse riding accident last month that left her with a broken collarbone and rib.

"It's a little weird. ... I guess I'll have to polish up my dance routine," the 27-year-old singer/songwriter joked in a phone interview.

Jewel said while she usually does a couple of songs without it, she's usually strumming her guitar throughout her performances. "It's like a security blanket," she said.

Because of the accident, Jewel was forced to cancel her first two dates on the tour, which will now start Monday (May 13) in Germany instead of the planned Friday start in Italy.

The singer was thrown from a colt she was riding on the Texas ranch of her rodeo champion boyfriend, Ty Murray. "He was really green, and he started bucking with me," Jewel said of the horse.

Despite the accident, Jewel isn't hesitant about getting on a horse again. "I've ridden colts my whole life," she said. "When you work around livestock, you're going to get hurt."


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