Entertainment Amy Grant, 61, postpones tour dates to have 'additional recovery time'
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Amy Grant is on the mend after landing in the hospital following a bicycle accident earlier this week.
A statement was posted to the 61-year-old Queen of Christian Pop's Instagram page describing the accident and announcing that several tour dates in August had been postponed.
The statement was shared alongside a photo of the Baby, Baby singer as she stood up onstage in a peach-colored dress.
She grinned out toward the audience and held the microphone tightly as she looked ready to sing.
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'Earlier this week Amy Grant was in an accident after hitting a pothole while riding her bicycle with a friend (note: she was wearing a helmet),' the statement began. 'Following a brief hospitalization where she was treated for her injuries, doctors have ordered additional recovery time at home for Amy, where she is now resting comfortably.'
It continued, 'Due to the doctor’s orders she has had to postpone her upcoming August concerts (Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Wilmington). The concerts have been rescheduled for April and June, 2023.
'All tickets will be honored at the new performance dates. There are no other changes to her touring schedule at this time. Go to Amy’s website for the latest concert schedule and details.'
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Grant's accident was first reported by People earlier in the week. The wife of 65-year-old singer Vince Gill suffered from cuts and abrasions from the accident.
She began her career in contemporary Christian music before crossing over to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s.
In June 2020 Grant had open-heart surgery to take care of a rare condition she was born with: PAPVR (partial anomalous pulmonary venous return).
'I think women tend to put their health on the back burner,' the singer told Good Morning America in 2021.
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'It's more like, "Oh my children, my grandchildren, my work, my spouse." All of those things and we need the gift of each other.
'So even if you go, "Oh, I got nothing on the radar,' just get somebody else to check it out."'
In December Grant will be honored in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center Honors.
'Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine ever receiving this prestigious Kennedy Center Honors,' said the musician this week when she was named as one of the honorees alongside George Clooney and U2.
'Through the years, I've watched so many of my heroes serenaded by colleagues and fellow artists, always moved by the ability of music and film to bring us together and to see the best in each other.'
Grant continued, 'I cannot wait to celebrate with my fellow honorees, friends, and family. Thank you for widening the circle to include all of us.'
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