Country singer Chris Stapleton apologized and shed light why he was postponing his tour, with the Fresno stop the first one affected.
Stapleton, through social media and his website, stated that a broken bone and a detached tendon in his right index finger forced him to postpone “The All-American Road Show,” which was supposed to include a 7 p.m. Thursday concert at Save Mart Center.
Country singer Chris Stapleton said he has a broken bone and a detached tendon in his right index finger.
“The doctor is hopeful that with some physical therapy I will be playing guitar again soon,” Stapleton posted Thursday. “Right now, I can’t possibly give you guys the show you deserve. I always want to give you my very best.”
Stapleton abruptly announced Wednesday morning that he was postponing the final eight stops of his tour through the next three weeks, but at the time offered no explanation.
By 5 p.m. Thursday, Stapleton posted a photo on Facebook that showed him with a cast on his finger.
So many of you have been inconvenienced and I’m grateful for your patience and graciousness.
Country singer Chris Stapleton
“I want to thank you for all of the positive thoughts and kind words you have shared over the last few days,” Stapleton said. “So many of you have been inconvenienced and I’m grateful for your patience and graciousness.”
Stapleton is a singer-songwriter whose credits include six No. 1 songs, including “Never Wanted More,” which was recorded by Kenny Chesney and lasted five weeks atop of the charts.
He won Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 and 2016 CMA Awards.
No word yet on when the concerts will be rescheduled.