Elle King slipped and fell down the stairs this week – an accident that gave her a concussion and forced her to cancel some radio shows.
She announced her Instagram story, explaining that she fell while making a bottle for her 15-month-old son Levi.
The tumble forced her to cancel shows in Tampa, Detroit and Seattle. She said she is just as disappointed as fans are.
"No one ever wants to pull out of shows, especially me. I live for performing. I slipped down the stairs making a bottle in the middle of the night, knocked my ass out, resulting in a concussion," King said. "I tried to push through and played three shows, but the travel, lights, all of it only exacerbated things. I'd like to thank the artists that stepped in and filled my slots, as well as the radio stations for their understanding and continued support."
King is headed back on the road after the first of the year as she gets ready to release her debut country album "Come Get Your Wife." The album will be out on January 27 but is available for pre-order now.
"I wish you all happy and healthy holidays, and I can't wait to get back out next year and sing with you soon," King said.
King, the child of famous actors Rob Schneider and London King, released the newest song from "Come Get Your Wife" in October. She said that given her background, on the surface, it might look like she doesn't belong in country music. She also knows she grew up in middle America on baloney and ketchup sandwiches.
"I am a Midwestern girl," King said, explaining that she spent much of her formative years in Southern Ohio. Her grandfather was a railroad conductor in a former coal mining town, and her brother worked at all the factories within a 40-mile radius.
"You either work in factories, you join the military, or you get pregnant at 16, which everybody in my family did, by the way," she said. "I love it. And I also want to celebrate it. I had to find my path and find myself first to be able to celebrate where my family is from."
King does just that with "Come Get Your Wife." The 12-song collection is home to her No. 1 hit "Drunk (And I Don't Want To Go Home)" with Miranda Lambert, as well as her Dierks Bentley duet "Worth a Shot," which is her second collaboration with Bentley following their hit "Different for Girls." Now fans get to see a different side of King. The first song on the album is "Ohio," named after her beloved memories. The fifth is "Lucky," which she wrote for her son. Her new song and video, "Try Jesus," also from "Come Get Your Wife," shows a more outrageous version of the singer and is out now.
King co-wrote the catchy, tongue-in-cheek, feel-good anthem with Geoffrey Warburton, Casey Cathleen Smith, Ashley Gorley, and Ben Johnson about turning to Jesus when all the other men in her life let her down. The video depicts an over-the-top shopping trip to a discount store in middle America, complete with King playing many of the characters, creating hilarity and rolling around in a mess of beans.
"It's funny to step back and think about, 'I'm rolling around in a pile of beans, and I'm so excited because I've never had the chance to show so much of myself," she said.
"It's the silly side of me, the real side of me, the questioning and trying to figure out my faith side of me and telling the story of where my family comes from and where I grew up.
As much as I've been a very open book to the world, I still only let people see a sliver of who I am.
Becoming a mother and being accepted by the fans in country music really helped kind of push me into this."
King has been building her career in music for the last 15 years. She was a multi-platinum-selling pop singer with "Ex's & Oh's" before plunging into country music.
"When I came into country music, I felt like, 'Holy crap, not only do I feel kind of accepted, but I feel like the more I am myself, the more they connect with me and celebrate me for being different or who I am,'" she said. "I get a lot of like, 'We'd be best friends.' That's what a lot of people say on socials or if I'm in a meet and greet. It's like, 'Well, I am your friend. I do know you. That's how I grew up, too.' But I also have this contrasting side of my life where I also spend a lot of time in New York City, and I had a famous father, so I saw Hollywood.'"
But Hollywood isn't where she's celebrating with "Come Get Your Wife" and "Try Jesus."
"I've always known that I love where I come from," she said. "Now, not only do I get to celebrate it and shine a light on it, but I get to also tell the world that there's this place and there's this music in me that comes from this place, from my lineage and the women and my family there."
"Come Get Your Wife"
Ohio - Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Before You Met Me – Written by Tofer Brown, Meg McRee & Lauren Hungate
Try Jesus – Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton, Casey Cathleen Smith, Ashley Gorley & Ben Johnson
Drunk (And I Don't Want To Go Home) With Miranda Lambert - Written by Elle King and Martin Johnson
Lucky - Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Tulsa - Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Worth A Shot (featuring Dierks Bentley) Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne
Crawlin' Mood - Written by Charlie Worsham & Jesse Frasure
Bonafide - Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Blacked Out - Written by Elle King and Martin Johnson
Out Yonder - Written by Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Love Go By - Written by Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton & Joe Janiak