OFFSTAGE: Tim McGraw Trades Cowboy Boot for Corrective Boot

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Is it possible to make a cane look sexy? From the looks of Tim McGraw’s Saturday night (July 9) show in Raleigh, N.C., I’d have to say yes. He was onstage, not only rocking a cane but with a corrective boot on his right foot. So picture a cowboy boot on one and a corrective boot on the other. His team has been open and honest about the whole thing on Twitter and Facebook. “BROKEN HEARTS AND BROKEN PROMISES are the stuff of a good country song, but a broken FOOT? Well, the boy’s got STYLE!” and “McGRAW EXITS THE DRESSING ROOM to head to the stage in North Carolina, ready to rock, carrying a …WHAT???” and “FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, car wrecks, bar fights, high school rodeo … and this is the first broken bone I’ve ever had!” and most importantly for all those McGraw fans and thousands of ticket holders, “CAST OR NO CAST, THE SHOW MUST GO ON … and does; flanked by the Dancehall Doctors, McGraw heads to the stage.” They have only left out one tiny little detail in all those tweets: How did it happen? Which just leaves things open to speculation. Was is a horse-riding fall? Did he trip over an amp cord? Get trampled by a fan? Fall off a ladder? If anyone could shed some light on how McGraw was hurt, please let us know.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.