Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer Amy Grant postponed the remainder of her fall concert dates after she was hospitalized following a bicycle accident in late July.
The “Baby Baby” singer, 61, struck a pothole on July 27 while riding near Harpeth Hills Golf Course in Nashville, Tennessee, according to The Tennessean. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, according to her representatives.
Grant, a Christian gospel singer-songwriter who has been nominated for 16 Grammys, canceled her Tennessee shows scheduled in August for Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City, and an additional show in Wilmington, North Carolina, according to Billboard.
On Friday, Grant’s management team said the singer needs more time to recover from her injuries, which included a concussion, WKRN-TV reported. Her bicycle accident occurred two years after the singer underwent open-heart surgery to correct a rare condition that she had since birth but was discovered during a routine checkup in 2020, People reported.
“Amy is getting stronger every day,” Jennifer Cooke, Grant’s manager, said in a statement. “Just as she did after her heart surgery, we are amazed at how fast she heals. However, although she is doing much better, we have made the difficult decision to postpone her fall tour so she can concentrate on her recovery and rebuild her stamina. She wants to be able to give 100% when she tours and, unfortunately, we do not think that will be the case by the time rehearsals would start for the fall dates.”
Grant is hoping to return to the stage in November for the Christmas Tour with Michael W. Smith at the annual Ryman Residency in Nashville along with her husband, Vince Gill, according to People.
“Amy would like to extend her gratitude for all the many good wishes and prayers offered since the accident,” Cooke said in her statement. “She feels the impact of the collective goodwill extended her way. Thank you”
Grant has two No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Baby Baby” topped the charts for two weeks in April 1991, and “The Next Time I Fall,” a duet with former Chicago singer Peter Cetera, was No. 1 in December 1986.
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