Ashley McBryde Suffers a Concussion and More in Missoula Accident
We relayed the story yesterday about Ashley McBryde suffering an injury while she was in Missoula for a scheduled performance this last Wednesday night. The concert didn't happen as it was announced shortly before showtime that it would be postponed. There wasn't much for details at the time, just the generic social media post that had wellwishers hoping there wasn't a serious reason behind the cancellation. It was later revealed in a follow-up post that Ashley had been in a horseback riding accident that left her needing some medical attention from some of Missoula's fine medical professionals.
Now we know the rest of the story
The first reports were that Ashley needed some stitches and had some sore bones. As of now, she's had to cancel the next three shows on her tour. And it took about two days to finally get the whole story but Ashley McBryde issued a recap of events on her social media pages today. She told about being on a local ranch and riding horses with a group when her horse became spooked. Ashley's foot had slipped outside the stirrup and the horse started to pick up speed. Without her foot to help keep balance, she fell from the horse and hit her head. Ashley made a point to mention that the horse was in no way trying to throw her off.
It sounds like she managed to injury herself pretty good
After a trip to the ER, staples to close her scalp, and a CT scan, she ended up with what she called a "pretty harsh concussion." Ashley used the last part of her post to address having to postpone her last few shows including Missoula.
You know me, I wouldn't postpone a show for bumps and bruises. But at the moment I'm not able to walk without assistance. We are in contact with my doctors and following everything they say seriously. And as soon as I'm able to walk across a stage again, that is exactly where you'll find me.
Ashley's Facebook page is full of comments wishing her a speedy recovery, as well as some from those that are looking forward to seeing her in Missoula when she's able to reschedule the show.