After three members of his band were hurt after their tour bus crashed, recording legend Willie Nelson, has announced that he will be suspending performances until December. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Nelson was not aboard in the weather-related accident around 3:30 a.m. CST Saturday on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 75 miles northeast of Dallas. Trooper Sylvia Jennings says seven people were on the westbound bus, including the driver who was dealing with wet roads and high winds.
Spokeswoman for Nelson, Elaine Schock, said in a statement that Paul English broke his ankle, his brother Billy English suffered a bruised hip, and Tom Harkin is suffering from either a cracked or bruised rib.
Nelson has postponed his four remaining November tour dates: Robinsonville and Jackson, Miss.; Fayetteville, Ark.; and Lafayette, La.
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