Young hospitalized with leg infection, cancels shows
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
– Chris Young is in a Denver area hospital with a leg infection in stable condition.
Tonight's headlining show in Kalispell, Mont. was cancelled as well as his performances on Brad Paisley's "Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store" on Aug. 15 in Penticton, Canada; Aug. 16 in Mission, Canada and Aug. 17 in Brownsville, Ore. He is expected to resume touring in Redding, Cal. on Aug. 21.
While the origin of the infection is unknown, Young will remain in the hospital for at least the next 24 hours. He was en route to Kalispell, Mont. when the symptoms set in and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
"I'm so sorry to disappoint the fans but I didn't even know I was sick," said Young. "One minute I was fine. Then suddenly I'm being rushed to the hospital. I look forward to being up and around and back on the road."
Young's new single, Aw Naw, is climbing the country singles charts and is the first single from his forthcoming album, "A.M.," out Sept. 17 on RCA Records Nashville.
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