Hardy postpones shows following bus accident

Arlington, TX and Columbus, OH are affected

Hardy has canceled one upcoming show and postponed a second following a bus accident that left him and several others with “significant injuries” over the weekend. Hardy, his bus driver and two others were injured when it crashed around 2:30 am Sunday morning (Oct 2nd) on its way from Bristol, TN to Nashville. Hardy shared the news on social media, stating his bus driver Ricky needs prayers.

“Following last night’s show, our tour bus was in an accident on our way home from Bristol. There were just four of us, including myself, on the bus, however we were all treated for significant injuries. Our friend, and bus driver needs your prayers as he is still in the hospital. His family is with him while he is being treated and we’re all pulling and praying for him,” a statement reads on Hardy’s socials.

Hardy shares an updated video message informing fans that Ernest will step in as the opener for Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous Tour on October 8th in Arlington while his October 13th Ohio date has been postponed until July 2023.

“I am okay. Just got done hanging out with Tanner. Tanner is okay. Noah is okay. We still want you guys to pray for our bus driver Ricky who is still not in the clear yet, so if you guys please pray for him, that would be greatly appreciated,” he shares. “I have decided that it is in my best interest to cancel the shows I have coming up and that is Arlington, TX and Flanigan’s in Columbus, OH. I’m very sorry, but that’s what I need to do right now. Ernest will be taking my place in Arlington, TX and we will reschedule Flanigan’s in Columbus, OH for July 1, 2023. I love you guys. Thank you for all the love and support and keep praying for Ricky my bus driver, he really needs it. He got a good report tonight, but he needs all the love and the prayers that he can get. I love you guys. We will 100% bounce back from this and it’s gonna be bigger and better than it was before. I love you guys and we will be fine in time.”

Details of the crash have not been shared.

Hardy’s next set of dates start December 1st with his headlining Wall to Wall Tour in Athens, GA. The trek will see Hardy joined by Jackson Dean for the completely sold out run and “Blurry” hit makers Puddle of Mudd for one night only in Columbia, SC.

Last week, the acclaimed Mississippi singer-songwriter unleashed “Jack” via Big Loud Rock. Written by Hardy, David Garcia, and Hillary Lindsey and produced by Joey Moi with co-production by Derek Wells, Hardy, and David Garcia, the song has a new bag of tricks on the full-throttle electric sprint – the first true rock song he’s released. In August, he released “Wait in the Truck” with Lainey Wilson featuring a cinematic and powerful video.


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