Four people were rushed to the hospital on the opening night of Luke Bryan’s tour on Jan. 16 after the stage collapsed! A show set to take place on Jan. 17 has now been postponed.
After Luke Bryan performed at the Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University on Jan. 16, his crew was taking down the stage when a forklift reportedly crashed into it. The four injured included men from Luke’s crew as well as Ohio State staff — all four were taken to a nearby hospital.
Luke Bryan’s Stage Collapsed After Opening Night
Four men suffered minor injuries and were identified OSU Police as Kyle W. Davis, 47, Leonard G. Devrijer, 49, Andrew J. Gammon, 26, and Steven J. Meyers, 41, according to NBC News Channel 4. Rescue crews and firefighters came to the scene after the incident.
According to the report, about an hour after Luke’s concert, the crew was tearing down the stage and clearing the room when a forklift hit the stage, causing part of it to collapse.
What caused the accident is still being investigated.
Yahoo! Sports Producer Kari Van Horn posted a photo of the stage accident:
— Kari Van Horn (@KariVanHorn) January 17, 2014
Luke was set to continue his “That’s My Kind of Night” tour in Lexington, Kentucky but has postponed that concert until Feb. 21!
While Luke’s show has been postponed, we’re so glad to hear that no one has been injured. It was a tough way to start out a tour! He is set to have 74 more stops on the tour.
– Emily Longeretta