OFFSTAGE: Chris Young Leaves Hospital

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

I think this means Chris Young is on the road to recovery. He’s joking about his limp after getting over a serious leg infection. Young was rushed to a Denver-area hospital last week, had surgery and spent some time in the intensive care unit.

As scary as that must’ve been for him, he kept right on tweeting throughout his hospital stay. “Still in the ICU, but wanted to says thanks for all the well wishes. Sorry I had to cancel some shows guys,” he wrote right away. Then later, “Ok last message before more antibiotics, it’s not a Pic line… It’s a direct line in my jugular. #youdontwantone #trustme.”

And his only complaint about being there was the constant beeping of the machines. (You’d think all those nights spent on a chaotic tour bus would’ve made it possible for Young to sleep through anything.) But finally, on Sunday (Aug. 18), Young got to go home. “Back home finally. Wound still healing up from surgery, but hopefully I will see you guys out on the road soon! #dontlaughifilimp,” he tweeted. His next scheduled show is in Redding, Calif., on Wednesday (Aug. 21).