The mother of country music star Hardy revealed chilling details, Tuesday, about a 2022 bus crash that left him in the hospital.
Hardy suffered significant injuries after his tour bus crashed in Tennessee in early October. He was one of four people in the vehicle, and was ordered by doctors to recover for the weeks following the crash.
The bus apparently “ran off the highway at approximately 70 mph and flipped into the woods,” according to Music Mayhem. This meant Hardy missed performing at his buddy Morgan Wallen’s massive arena show in Texas just a short while after the crash.
In a recent interview on the “Got It From My Momma” podcast, Hardy’s mother, Sarah Hardy, detailed the incident. “They played a show in Bristol together, and Morgan was actually FaceTiming with Michael [Hardy],” she told the host. “Morgan [was FaceTiming] from his bus [while] Michael [was] on his bus. They were joking around and FaceTiming when the accident happened. Morgan knew something had happened. But he wasn’t sure what, so he tried to call back but couldn’t get anyone to answer [their phones]. It just went black. The phone just kind of flew across the room and went black.”
Wallen apparently thought that his friend was just playing a joke. “You know, They just goof around,” she explained of the musician’s friendship. “But anyway, he approached his bus driver, Morgan did. And then that bus driver tried to contact Michael’s bus driver. And through the course of a lot of different things, people began to figure out, oh, something has happened. There were some very, very serious injuries.” (RELATED: Kameron Marlowe Falls Off Stage While On The Biggest Tour Of His Career So Far)
After the ordeal, Wallen was the one to pick up Hardy from the hospital. You can watch the full clip here; it’s beautiful: