SULPHUR SPRINGS (November 23, 2013) Texas country music legend Willie Nelson suspended his tour after three members of his band were hurt early Saturday when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas in rainy conditions.
Nelson was not aboard the bus at the time of the weather-related accident, which happened at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 75 miles northeast of Dallas, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
Seven people were on the westbound bus, including the driver who was dealing with wet roads and high winds, Trooper Sylvia Jennings said.
Nelson's spokeswoman, Elaine Schock, said Paul English broke his ankle, his brother Billy English suffered a bruise hip and Tom Harkin has a cracked or bruised rib.
They were all taken to a Sulphur Springs hospital.
Nelson postponed his four remaining November tour dates in Robinsonville and Jackson, Miss.; Fayetteville, Ark.; and Lafayette, La.