Country artist Pat Green was forced to cancel a planned appearance last night (March 12) due to injuries he suffered during an assault the previous evening. Green was hospitalized Brownsville, Texas,
Country artist Pat Green was forced to cancel a planned appearance last night (March 12) due to injuries he suffered during an assault the previous evening. Green was hospitalized Brownsville, Texas, with multiple facial fractures after being attacked by two men on South Padre Island, while his wife and members of his band were on the beach, according to his official Web site.
The primary assailant, Kenneth Andrew Babin, of Woodbury, Minn., was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault, according to a statement from the South Padre Island Police Department. He was arraigned yesterday and released this morning after posting $5,000 bail, a spokesperson for office of Police Chief Robert Rodriquez tells Billboard.com. The incident is still being investigated and may be upgraded to aggravated assault, according to the statement.
Green was scheduled to perform last night at the Concrete Street Amphitheatre in Corpus Christi. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Scheduled shows on South Padre Island on Friday, and the next day at Austin's Star of Texas Rodeo are still on, according to the site, although a decision on those appearances "will be forthcoming pending Green's recovery."
The artist has asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations should be sent to New Horizons (PO Box 549, Goldthwaite, TX 76844), a non-profit organization that provides care and services for children, youth, and families.
Green's latest Republic/Universal album, "Three Days," debuted last November at No. 7 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and at No. 86 on The Billboard 200. The album spawned the single "Carry On," which peaked at No. 35 on Billboard's Top Country Singles & Tracks chart. The title track is No. 48 in its eighth week on the tally.