Amy Grant was hospitalized after suffering a biking accident on Wednesday, the singer’s rep confirmed to TODAY. As she now rests at home, Grant has been ordered to postpone her upcoming August shows.
On Wednesday, the 61-year-old musician hit a pothole while riding a bike with a friend. Grant, who was wearing a helmet at the time, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, according to the rep.
The “Baby, Baby” singer was treated for cuts and abrasions and is in stable condition, the rep said.
Grant was admitted to the hospital and spent the night there as a precaution. After an additional night of observation and treatment on Friday, his rep added that doctors ordered additional recovery time at home, where Grant is now resting comfortably.
However, due to doctor’s orders, Grant will have to postpone his August concerts which were scheduled in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City and Wilmington. The concerts have been rescheduled for April and June 2023. All tickets will be honored for the new performance dates. There are no other changes to his touring schedule at this time.
Grant’s team released a statement on the singer’s Instagram on Thursday, thanking people for “offering prayers and well wishes for Amy.” The post reiterated that she is in hospital receiving treatment and in stable condition.
“She is expected to return home later this week where she will continue to heal,” the statement continued. “Your kind thoughts and heartfelt prayers are felt and received. Amy wore her helmet and we remind you to do the same!
Grant was active on social media the day of her accident. She posted a selfie on Instagram and shared a book she enjoyed. And after news of his accident made headlines, the comments section was filled with well wishes from his fans.
“Be well my friend,” one person wrote, while another added, “Amy will be feeling better soon, sorry to hear.”
“Just heard about your bike accident! Hope you are doing well and recovering quickly,” one fan wrote.
Another added: “So sorry to hear of your bike accident. Many prayers for a speedy recovery!”
In 2020, Grant underwent open-heart surgery to repair a rare genetic condition. The unexpected procedure happened after her doctor discovered she had abnormal partial pulmonary venous return (PAPVR).
PAPVR occurs when some of the pulmonary blood vessels (pulmonary veins) are attached to the wrong place in the heart, according to the Mayo Clinic.
“I’m so grateful,” Grant told TODAY’s Craig Melvin in September 2021 during a candid interview about his spiritual journey. me to be only me. And I’m going to believe he designed you to be just you.
She added, “I’m sure there’s so much I don’t understand. But I just trust God, who holds everything in his hands, it’s no surprise for him.