“Sold” country music star John Michael Montgomery is recovering after his tour bus had a “serious accident” on a Tennessee highway while headed to a North Carolina concert Friday.
Montgomery, who boasts more than 30 singles, said on his Facebook page Saturday that he suffered “some cuts and broken ribs” and would “take some time over the next couple of weeks to heal and be back on the road soon.”
Also injured were Kentucky residents William Salyer and Marc Wood, the Tennessean reported. Only Salyer reportedly didn’t have a seatbelt on.
Montgomery’s 2001 Prevost Featherlite bus was heading south of the city of Jellico on Interstate 75 when it veered off the road and struck an embankment before overturning, the newspaper reported, citing the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
“I am grateful to the medics and highway patrol for their quick response to this difficult situation,” Montgomery, 57, said on Facebook. “Thanks to everyone for their concerns.”
The next concert scheduled for the Kentucky native is Sept. 24 in Indiana, according to his website. The Tennessean reported a show set for Sept. 17 in Texas was scratched.
Some of Montgomery’s hits also include “I Can Love You Like That” and “I Love The Way You Love Me.”
His brother is country singer Eddie Montgomery of the duo Montgomery Gentry – who used to perform with Troy Gentry until Gentry’s death in a helicopter crash en route to a show, the Tennessean reported.