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Smith injured in fall at concert

Monday, December 5, 2016 – Granger Smith broke two ribs and punctured his lung in a fall from the stage in New Jersey on Friday, he reported on his Facebook page.

"I took a pretty hard spill last night in Jersey. Thx for the well wishes! Y'all mean the world to me. I'll be out of the hospital & 100% soon!" Smith wrote.

Smith was playing the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J. when the accident occurred. He was standing on a monitor, which gave way. He fell off the stage into a metal barricade. He got up and finished the set, ending with his hit "Backroad Song."

Smith then went to a hospital emergency room and was transferred and admitted to a trauma center in New Brunswick, N.J. He suffered two completely separated, broken ribs and a puncture and partially collapsed lung.

Smith canceled his weekend shows. His web site still lists his next show as Jacksonville, Fla. on Wednesday.

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