She received $65,000 after the freak accident required stitches and surgery and took months to heal.
A Kentucky woman who nearly lost an eye in a freak accident at a Garth Brooks concert is counting her blessings after receiving a $65,000 balloon payment.
Jean Ann Crenshaw thought she had an ideal seat when she and four friends drove to Nashville for a Dec. 9, 2017, concert at Bridgestone Arena, the first show in the final city on Brooks' three-year tour. But a planned balloon-and-confetti drop honoring songwriter Mitch Rosell (who penned Brooks' No. 1 Country Airplay single "Ask Me How I Know") went awry. When the balloons failed to drop, a worker used a metal pole to pry the rigging loose, but dropped the shaft into the audience in the process. Crenshaw was looking up, attempting to collect one of the balloons, but never saw the pole until it hit her below the eye, requiring stitches and surgery.