Kenny Chesney was put to the test this past weekend as he hit the road for three dates in the wake of an injury in South Carolina.
Kenny’s right foot was caught between the stage and a hydraulic lift at a show 10 days ago in Columbia, and the initial prognosis was that he’d broken at least some toes. As it turned out, nothing was fractured, though he suffered a massive hematoma. Thanks in part to some painkillers, he ventured into Texas and Oklahoma for the first trio of post-accident shows, where he was loudly welcomed.
When Kenny appeared in Frisco, Texas, north of Dallas, local station KSCS showed up with a six-foot-tall foot cast which was signed by several thousand fans. In reality, Kenny didn’t need a cast: AllAboutCountry.com reports that he played "without even the slightest hint of the previous weekend’s injury." A reviewer with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram agreed, saying Kenny "took the stage with the energy of a Jazzercise instructor, bouncing from one side to the other."
Meanwhile, Kenny’s filled in another date on his summer schedule. He’s now set to play Aug. 6 in Sturgis, S.D., during the 68th annual Sturgis Bike Week. The show has the potential to be one of the biggest in his career: The Glencoe Amphitheater holds 110,000 people.