Tour Dates Postponed for the 'Alone With You' Singer
J ake Owen is recovering after breaking his collarbone while snowboarding at the BMI Songwriter's Festival in Crested Butte, CO on Friday (Jan. 13). The "Alone With You" singer took a spill and hit a 17-inch ice block. After being rushed to the ER, he tweeted, "Just broke my collarbone. Guess I charged this mountain a little too hard." That turned out to be an understatement.
Owen flew back to Nashville and on Monday (Jan. 16), orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Dovan confirmed that the star's collarbone suffered multiple fractures and recommended surgery, which took place today.
"Seriously feel blessed and so thankful for kind well wishes for me in surgery today," Owen tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. "I'm headed in now. Love you guys."
Unfortunately, this all requires recovery time and weeks of rehabilitation, so Owen was forced to postpone his January shows. According to doctor's orders from the Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, he is expected to make a full recovery. His progress during rehab will determine when he will be able to start performing again.
Owen says it will be sooner than later. "I'm so bummed that I have to postpone some shows but I promise you this, I'll be back out on the road as soon as possible. I probably won't be able to hold a guitar for a while but I can still perform."
The singer's sold-out shows originally scheduled for Jan. 18 and 19 at Joe's Bar in Chicago, IL have already been rescheduled for April 18 and 19. The shows originally scheduled for Jan. 20 and 21 at Island Resort & Casino in Harris, MI have been rescheduled for April 20 and 21.
The last time Owen's shoulder was in a sling was life changing. When he was in college, he had a wake boarding accident which required reconstructive shoulder surgery. During rehab, his left shoulder was in a sling and that is actually the time when he started playing guitar and writing songs. "If it weren't for that wake boarding accident," he reflects, "I might not even be a singer/songwriter today."
Owen's latest single, "Alone With You," currently sits at No. 18 on the Billboard Country Songs chart.