Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Has Been Hospitalized After Horrific Accident


Our thoughts and prayers are with country star Jennifer Nettles after a really terrifying mishap landed the Sugarland singer in the hospital.

Nettles was scheduled to perform at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City as part of a Time Inc. presentation. She was on the stage before her performance when she tripped over some bulky lighting and tumbled from the platform.

According to Country Rebel, “witnesses claim that the singer lay on the concrete floor clutching her side as she cried in pain, ‘I broke my rib.'” So scary! Aides rushed the 42-year-old out the back door and helped her to an ambulance that took her Bellevue Hospital where doctors confirmed her initial self-diagnosis.

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“Hi loves. Thanks for all your kind wishes. Broken rib and banged up, but grateful. Maybe slowly moving for a bit. But I’ll rally😍” she wrote.

“Can’t keep a good woman down!!!” one of her followers wrote.

Fortunately, Nettles has been very positive and upbeat about the whole thing, updating her Twitter followers every step of the way.

“First time in all my 20+ yrs of performing to fall off a stage!!! First time for everything!!! Thanks for the love!” she tweeted. We’re glad she’s found a way to joke about her injuries because she was no doubt terrified when she fell off the stage.

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“Thank you to everyone, first responders, emt’s, and everyone at the hospital. Dr. Mordel and all the nurses. I am so grateful for you!🤕👨🏻‍⚕️❤️”

And for anyone wondering what it feels like to break a rib, Nettles offers this little nugget.

“EMT: On a scale of 1-10 how bad does it hurt? Me: It’s not having a baby, but it’s close.”

We’re not sure about that, but we’ll take her word for it.

Based on her tweets, it sounds like Nettles is expected to make a full recovery. We’re sending her lots of get-well wishes.

h/t CountryRebel.com

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