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Jake Owen opened up to CountryWeekly.com Tuesday night (Feb. 7) about his snowboarding accident last month, providing gruesome details he hadn't before.
Jake said he was hurtling down a mountain in Colorado when he looked one way to check for any other snowboarders.
"I failed to see that there was a snowdrift, is what they call it—there was a block of ice, is what I like to call it—in front of me and I crushed it. And then, face first. Bam," he said at the Nashville screening for Navy SEALS movie Act of Valor.
"The next thing I remember, I came to, and my bone was sticking out of my . . . left-hand side of my shoulder. I kind of was shocked a little bit," Jake said.
"I can honestly say I didn't tear up or anything," he continued. "I think I was more in shock. I kinda laid there for a minute because I couldn't get up. I couldn't push myself up.
"This guy came up behind me—'Are you alright?' 'Man, I don't think so.' The next thing you know, they were taking me on a stretcher down to the base. I felt constant pain. I couldn't move, 'cause the bone was sticking out of the skin."
Jake says he feels much better since the surgery that put eight screws and a plate in his collarbone. "I feel no pain whatsoever."