Chris Stapleton Reveals the Reason Behind His Abruptly Postponed Concerts

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Dear Everybody, First of all, I want to thank you for all of the positive thoughts and kind words you have shared over the last few days. So many of you have been inconvenienced and I'm grateful for your patience and graciousness. After seeing a specialist, I have some information to share. I’m on the road to recovery from a broken bone & a detached tendon in my right index finger. The doctor is hopeful that with some physical therapy I will be playing guitar again soon. Right now, I can't possibly give you guys the show you deserve. I always want to give you my very best. There is little in this world that I enjoy more than getting to make music with all of you night after night. Thank you for the privilege. Your support and understanding through all of this lets me know now, more than ever, I have the best fans in the world. Sincerely, Chris Stapleton

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A hand injury is the reason behind award-winning country artist, Chris Stapleton’s abrupt postponement of eight shows from June 1 to June 17, including his scheduled performance at the CMA Music Fest on June 11.

Upon seeing fans worried and devastated by the news that broke earlier this week, Stapleton is opening up and revealing details on his social media about the injury.

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Stapleton took to Instagram Thursday to share a photo of himself bandaged with a splint on his hand. Forgoing the standard caption, the 39-year-old penned a poignant message to fans, apologizing for the cancellation.

With his wife, Morgane beside him, Stapleton wrote, “Dear Everybody, first of all, I want to thank you for all of the positive thoughts and kind words you have shared over the last few days. So many of you have been inconvenienced and I’m grateful for your patience and graciousness.”

The guitar player goes on to explain that he had a broken bone and detached tendon, but says he and his doctor are hopeful he will make a full recovery after physical therapy.

“Right now, I can’t possibly give you guys the show you deserve. I always want to give you my very best,” Stapleton wrote.

He adds, “There is little in this world that I enjoy more than getting to make music with all of you night after night. Thank you for the privilege. Your support and understanding through all of this lets me know now, more than ever, I have the best fans in the world.”

We are continuing to keep Stapleton in our thoughts as he makes a speedy recovery.

Photo credit: Twitter / @billboard

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