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Stapleton injuries result in postponed shows

Friday, June 2, 2017 – Chris Stapleton canceled three weeks of shows this month due to a broken finger and detached tendon.

It was unclear when or how the injury occurred.

Stapleton posted on Facebook, "After seeing a specialist, I have some information to share. I'm on the road to recovery from a broken bone and a detached tendon in my right index finger. The doctor is hopeful that with some physical therapy I will be playing guitar again soon. Right now, I can't possibly give you guys the show you deserve. I always want to give you my very best."

"I want to thank you for all of the positive thoughts and kind words you have shared over the last few days. So many of you have been inconvenienced, and I'm grateful for your patience and graciousness."

"There is little in this world that I enjoy more than getting to make music with all of you night after night. Thank you for the privilege. Your support and understanding through all of this lets me know now, more than ever, I have the best fans in the world."

Postponed shows started last night. The shows needing to be rescheduled are:
June 1 - Fresno, Cal. - Save Mart Center
June 2 - Mt. View, Cal. - Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 3 - Wheatland, Cal. - Toyota Amphitheatre
June 9 - Southaven, Miss. - Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
June 10 - Birmingham, Ala. - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 15 - Charleston, West Va. - Charleston Civic Center
June 16 - Cincinnati - Riverbend Music Center
June 17 - Noblesville, Ind. - Klipsch Music Center

Stapleton's appearance at the CMA Music Festival on Sunday, June 11 is cancelled.

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