Garth Brooks Fan Seriously Injured After Pole Falls At Nashville Show

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Catastrophe hit Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena when 47-year-old Jean Ann Crenshaw was hit by a metal pole during Garth Brooks‘ concert last Saturday (Dec. 9) according to Billboard.

Crenshaw travelled from Louisville, Kentucky with four friends to attend Brooks’ opening show for his seven-concert stand at the arena. Midway through the concert, the woman suffered a fractured nose and facial lacerations when a crew member allegedly dropped a metal pole while Trisha Yearwood was performing. One of her injuries required five stitches to her face, the laceration coming within a half-inch of her eye.

The incident occurred as Yearwood celebrated Brooks and songwriter Mitch Rossell’s recent number one hit on Country Airplay, “Ask Me How I Know.” After the planned release of balloons over the first 25 rows failed, the crew member attempted to rip the netting holding the balloons, allegedly dropping the metal pole onto Crenshaw in the process.

Representative of both Bridgestone Arena and Brooks exchanged phone numbers with the Kentucky-native before she was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital. However, Crenshaw hired an attorney days later on December 11.

Both Brooks team and executives of the arena were still investigating the situation as of yesterday afternoon (Dec. 11).