COLUMBIA, SC (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Country singer Kenny Chesney was injured after his foot got caught in a piece of equipment during his entrance at a concert at South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium. In true show business tradition however, Chesney continued with his full performance, despite needing two shots of morphine after the show.
The incident occurred as the singer was being raised to the stage by a hydraulic lift when he got his foot caught between the lift and the stage for more than 40 seconds. Despite being in excruciating pain, Chesney performed his full 100 minute show after which medical personnel had to cut his boot off to treat him.
"If you want to push your limits, you have to respect what your doctors tell you," Chesney admits "It was scary for a moment, you don't know what's happening and you just feel pain. Once you're out of there though, the crowd carries you – and give how fans in Austin, Oklahoma City and Dallas have always been to us, they're going to bring their best and really rock us too."
Chesney's doctors have given him the green light to continue with his tour and his next stop will be at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX on May 1st. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers