Shania Twain has spoken out after it was revealed that several members of her touring crew were involved in a horrifying bus crash in Canada. The country star reassured fans that her 'touring family' is now safe and receiving medical care. The incident took place on Wednesday morning, leaving a total of 13 people injured, though thankfully none with life-threatening conditions.
In a statement released on Friday, Twain expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming love and support she has received from everyone. She stated that her crew members are safe and receiving the necessary medical attention. Twain also commended the local community and her dedicated crew for their exceptional response to the frightening incident.
This incident hits close to home for Twain, as she lost her parents in a car accident back in 1987. Although she was not on board during the crash, the images displayed significant damage to the tour bus, which rolled over off the icy highway. Tour bus operator Beat The Street confirmed on Instagram that their vehicles were involved, blaming the accident on black ice.
Twain's crew had been on the road for her 'Queen of Me' tour, with both vehicles involved in the crash being part of the production. Maverick Management, Twain's representatives, expressed their gratitude to the emergency services for their quick response and ongoing support. They asked for patience as they continued to care for their touring family.
It is yet to be confirmed if Twain's upcoming show in Saskatoon, scheduled for Thursday, will be canceled. Joerg Philipp, owner of Beat The Street, shared his devastation over the accident and assured that all passengers and the driver were being evaluated for injuries. The tour bus company is cooperating with local authorities during the investigation of the incident.
Twain ended her statement urging everyone to cherish and hold their loved ones close. As her touring crew recovers from this traumatic experience, the music icon continues to appreciate the outpouring of love and support from fans worldwide.