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Hancock injured in motorcycle accident

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 – Wayne Hancock was in a serious motorcycle accident resulting in a collapsed lung, multiple broken ribs and a fractured elbow this past weekend, according to his record label, Bloodshot Records.

"He was initially admitted to the ICU and is currently being monitored and recovering in a hospital near his home in Denton, TX," a press release said.

There were no specific details about the accident.

All of Hancock's performances and scheduled private events through June 8 are postponed until further notice. "We will be in touch with additional news on his recovery status and, at some point, information on rescheduled events. For specifics on rescheduled dates or ticket refunds, please check with respective venues," the label said.

Bloodshot said that people could donate money to help pay for Hancock's medical bills. "As with most independent musicians, Wayne's income is wholly derived from performances and selling music and merch. Please help him offset growing medical expenses and the additional financial woes of canceling two months of tour dates, by donating on Paypal to waynehancockfund@gmail.com."

Get-well cards and letters can be sent to 4937 Stuart Rd #181 Denton, TX 76207 or Bloodshot Records, 3039 West Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60618.

Hancock, said to be an experienced motorcyclist, turns 49 on Thursday. His last disc, "Ride," came out in February 2013 on Bloodshot.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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