Garth Sues Hospital for $500K
Garth claims that his donation was not used as intended.
According to CNN, Garth Brooks donated $500,000 to the Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, Oklahoma, about four years ago, with the understanding that the money would be used to build a medical facility in honor of his late mother, Colleen, who died from cancer in 1999.
However, after the hospital reportedly spent $27 million in renovations last year, there was still no sign of the building named after his mother. Now, the country superstar is suing the hospital in order to get his money back.
A spokesperson for the hospital told CNN it was simply a misunderstanding and that Integris was “optimistic that it will come to a swift and amicable end.”
But a local city councilman wasn't as tame in his take on the situation.
“Yukon has done a lot to help promote Garth Brooks over the years, and this is what he does to return the favor, sue our hospital over a misunderstanding,” Yukon city councilman John Tipps told The Yukon Review. “Maybe Yukon should consider removing his name from the street signs and the water tower. This is very unfortunate for the hospital, City of Yukon and its citizens.”