One of our 2017 Chili Cook-ff artist is recovering in the hospital after taking a nasty fall from a stage in New Jersey Friday Night. Granger Smith was singing and from what it looks like in a video we obtained (see below) he was standing on a monitor and when he went to turn around he fell and crashed into a metal barricade. He did go on to finish the show, but was taken to a nearby emergency room afterward. Turns out his injuries were a lot more serious and he was transferred to a Level 1 trauma center where doctors admitted him and said he had “two completely separated, broken ribs, and a punctured and partially collapsed lung.” Granger looks to be doing better, he later tweeted “Thanks for the well wishes! Y’all mean the world to me. I’ll be out of the hospital and 100% soon!”
Prayers for a speedy recovery and we can’t wait to see you at Chili Granger!
— Chris Lyle (@NJCountryBoy82) December 3, 2016