George Jones Breaks Foot

The Possum is laid up in his crib this weekend (April 20) after a misstep at a Nashville area fast food restaurant.

George Jones broke his right foot Thursday (April 18) when he slipped and twisted his ankle during lunch. Jones didn’t realize he had broken the foot until several hours later, when pain and swelling prompted him to have it x-rayed.

Doctors ordered the Country Music Hall of Fame member to stay off his feet for a few days. He’ll wear a foam boot brace for the next six weeks.

Concerts Friday (April 19) in Tyler, Texas, and Saturday (April 20) in Muskogee, Okla., have been rescheduled for May 4 and May 12, respectively. Jones resumes his regular touring schedule next Friday and Saturday (April 26-27) at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Jones recently played a benefit concert outside Fort Hood, Texas, that raised more than $75,000 for the National Veterans Foundation. He performs a special concert June 11 for troops at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Jones current single is “50,000 Names,” a song about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He’ll sing the song and the national anthem May 26 at NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C.