Elle King shared a health update with fans after she canceled several recent appearances.
The “Try Jesus” singer took to her Instagram stories on Thursday morning (Dec. 8) to detail the reason why she was unable to perform in Tampa, Detroit and Seattle this past week.
Her statement began with an apology to fans.
“Hey guys, Just wanted to check in with a quick update and apologize to my fans in Tampa, Detroit, and Seattle,” King shared. ”I share your disappointment that I had to cancel my radio shows this week. No one ever wants to pull out of shows, especially me. I live for performing.”
King then revealed that she had an accident in the late night hours as she was preparing a bottle to feed her son, Lucky Levi, which resulted in a head injury.
“I slipped down the stairs making a bottle in the middle of the night, knocked my ass out, resulting in a concussion,” King explained, before telling fans, “I tried to push and played 3 shows, but the travel, lights, all of it only exacerbated things.”
She went on to graciously thank the artists who “stepped in” for her at the shows and also praised the radio stations for their “understanding and continued support.”
“I wish you all happy and healthy holidays and I can’t wait to get back out next year and sing with you soon. Sincerely, Elle,” her statement concluded.
King is gearing up to release her first full length country album, Come Get Your Wife, which will feature previously released tracks “Try Jesus,” “Out Yonder,” “Worth A Shot” featuring Dierks Bentley and “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home)” featuring Miranda Lambert.
“This whole album is a crazy quilt of all sorts of moments and things that might not seem to go together, but because they’re me, they do,” King said of the 12-track project. “It’s very Southern Ohio, very who we are – and very much a lot of people who are just like me, because I know they’re out there.”
In 2023, King will support her new album on the road on her nearly 30-city headlining A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour, which kicks off on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) at The Fillmore in New Orleans, LA. The trek will visit several major cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Austin. Red Clay Strays will act as direct support.
“I am so excited to be going back out on tour, not just because I love to perform, but because I’m finally putting out a new record,” King said of the trek. “I have put all of my energy and love into this album and I cannot wait to share it live for everyone.”
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For tickets and VIP meet and greet packages to Elle King’s upcoming tour, visit her official website.
Elle King will close out 2022 alongside Jimmie Allen as they co-host CBS’ New Year’s Eve special, New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.
A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour Presented by Slow & Low
Feb 14 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
Feb 16 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Feb 17 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Feb 18 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Feb 19 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
Feb 21 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Feb 22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Feb 24 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner
Feb 25 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
Feb 27 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
Feb 28 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
March 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old Red Centre
March 3 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
March 4 – Chicago, IL – TBA
March 5 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace
March 7 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
March 8 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
March 10 – Denver, CO – Summit
March 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
March 14 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
March 15 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
March 17 – Stateline, NV – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
March 18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
March 20 – Tempe, ZA – Marquee Theater
March 23 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live At Moody Theater
March 24 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
March 25 – Bossier City, LA* – Margaritaville Resort Theater