Nashville (4/19/02)—Country living legend, GEORGE JONES, slipped yesterday and broke his right foot. The singer had stopped in for a bite of lunch at a fast food establishment where he lost his footing and twisted his ankle. He didn’t initially realize he broke his foot until he was home a few hours and decided to get it checked because of pain and swelling. Doctors determined he had broken it and informed him he would have to stay off his feet for a few days and then wear a foam boot brace for the next six weeks. Consequently, Jones will have to cancel his concert performances scheduled for tonight (4/19) in Tyler, Texas at the Oil Palace and tomorrow (4/20) at the Civic Center in Muskogee, OK. Those performances have already been rescheduled for Saturday, May 4 in Tyler, Texas and Sunday, May 12 in Muskogee, OK. Ticket holders for those shows should hold onto them and they will be honored for the newly scheduled dates.
Jones will continue with his regular tour schedule on April 26 and 27 with shows at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jones will be sporting a new look though, which will be his foam “boot” along with his normal cowboy boot.
The man that many call “the greatest living country singer” recently performed a benefit concert outside of Ft. Hood, Texas and raised more than $75,000 for the National Veterans Foundation. He is also scheduled to perform for the troops in a special concert to be held at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on June 11th for the 101st Airborne Division.
Jones will also sing the National Anthem and his patriotic single, “50,000 Names” at the upcoming Coca Cola 600 Race on Sunday, May 26th as part of a Memorial Day Tribute in Charlotte, NC.