Texas-based honky tonk great Wayne "The Train" Hancock is recovering in a Dallas-area hospital following a motorcycle accident on April 26.
Hancock's Facebook page and web site have both reported that the hardcore honky-tonk singer suffered a collapsed lung, fractured elbow, and several broken ribs in the accident. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Hancock was removed from the ventilator on May 2, and he has hopes of going home by the end of the week to finish his recuperation. Due to his injuries Hancock has been forced to cancel his gigs through June 9.
Here's a salute to a hard-working Marine Corps veteran who always gives his all at shows (when I saw him last year he played for three hours and outlasted most of the audience!), and best wishes for a speedy recovery!