Jake Owen has been forced to cancel the rest of his January tour dates following surgery this week to mend a broken collarbone he sustained in a snowboarding accident on Friday the 13th. The country star is now at home resting. Owen’s injury took place while he was in Crested Butte, Colorado when he hit a 17 inch block of ice. He is expected to make a full recovery, but his progress during rehab will determine when he will be able to start performing again.
Owen told Storme Warren of GAC(Great American Country), “Man, it wasn’t like I was doing anything crazy. That’s why this is such a freak accident but the reality is if you’re not falling, you’re not learning.” The country singer posted this pic and others on his twitter account @Jake Owen following his wipeout.
“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,” said Owen. “I probably won’t be able to hold a guitar for a while but I can still perform.”
Jake Owen is best known for his summer smash-hit ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night.’ His new album of the same title is in stores now. Here’s the video for his latest single, ‘Alone With You.’