Farm Injury Hospitalizes Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins has been hospitalized in Williamson County, Tenn., for injuries he suffered when a small tractor toppled over onto him while he was working on his farm. Adkins was working toCountry star Trace Adkins has been hospitalized in Williamson County, Tenn., for injuries he suffered when a small tractor toppled over onto him while he was working on his farm. Adkins was working to build a gravel road on his Rutherford County property when the tractor flipped, trapping him underneath. He was able to reach his cellular phone in a chest pocket of his overalls to call for help.
"Trace sustained a crush injury to his chest and a rib-sternum separation," treating physician Dr. Craig Farrell said in a statement. "He also has bruises to his shoulder and pelvis. He is alert and stable, but still under observation to rule out an associated cardiac contusion."
The injuries have forced the cancellation of concerts Friday (Oct. 11) and Saturday in San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas, respectively. A scheduled appearance on Dallas Fox television affiliate KDFW's "Good Day Dallas" morning show. His next scheduled concert appearance comes Oct. 17 in Florence, S.C.
According to the statement, Adkins is no stranger to hospitals, as he has survived several near-fatal accidents in his life. Among those were bullet wounds in his heart and lungs, a nose reattachment thanks to a car accident, and a severed fingertip suffered while working on an oil drilling rig.
Released about a year ago, Adkins' latest album is the Capitol set "Chrome," which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The album also bowed at No. 59 on The Billboard 200.