Willie Nelson’s Band Bus Involved in Accident
Cancels remaining November shows.
Willie Nelson has suspended his current tour following an overnight accident that sent three of Willie's band members to the hospital.
According to Willie's Facebook page, the accident happened on I-30 in Texas, and ice is being blamed as the cause. Sources report that the bus struck a bridge pillar. Willie was not on board the bus at the time.
As such, the band is canceling the remainder of its November dates and is expected to restart the tour in December.
According to Willie’s website, percussionist Paul English injured his ankle, Paul’s brother Billy English, also a drummer, suffered a bruised hip, and crew member Tom Hawkins suffered a cracked rib. “The other Family members on the bus are sore but everyone is expected to recover fully,” the post stated.
Willie had been scheduled to play at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Miss., tonight (Nov. 23).