Craig Morgan Cancels Shows After Surgery

Shoulder Procedure Took Place Wednesday (May 14)

Craig Morgan has canceled appearances on the Grand Ole Opry and CBS’ The Talk after a routine shoulder surgery on Wednesday (May 14) turned more complex.

He was scheduled for a surgery to repair torn tendons, but the procedure ended up taking several hours and took six screws to remedy bone fractures. He also injured his shoulder while grappling with friends in a gym a few weeks ago, according to USA Today. Although Morgan is expected to make a full recovery, he will be in a sling for the next few weeks.

Morgan, who recently returned from Afghanistan for his 11th overseas tour to perform for U.S. troops, was scheduled to appear Monday on The Talk. In addition to his appearance on the CBS series and the Opry, he has canceled his upcoming concerts in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Twentynine Palms, Calif., as a result of the surgery. According to his website, Morgan’s next tour date takes place May 23 in Huntsville, Tenn.

He previously served as a presenter on ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops, a concert special airing Tuesday (May 20) on CBS. A motocross enthusiast, he’ll also host his Celebrity Off-Road Trail Ride and Concert on July 20 in his hometown of Dickson, Tenn. The events raise money for the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation, an organization assisting foster children throughout Middle Tennessee.

Morgan’s current single is “Wake Up Lovin’ You.” His previous hits include “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester” and “This Ole Boy.”