Chris Young returned home to Nashville this past weekend after being admitted to Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver last week for a dangerous bacterial infection resulting from a small cut on his leg. Chris was headed to a show in Montana on August 13 when he began to go into septic shock and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
The medical team of Dr. Anthony Canfield, Dr. Wendy Gill, and Dr. Janet Suarez responded quickly, starting Chris on medicine to stop the infection from spreading. An emergency surgery took place shortly after midnight on August 14 to remove the infection from Chris’ leg.
Chris is now at home under the care of his physician and expected to make a full recovery. He will return to the road on August 22, rejoining Brad Paisley’s Beat This Summer Tour in Mountain View, California. His show in Redding, California will be rescheduled to September 8.
“I want to thank all of my fans for their thoughts and prayers,” said Chris. “I received amazing care from Dr. Suarez, Dr. Gill and Dr. Canfield and all the I.C.U. nurses who literally saved my life,” he continued. “I’m happy to be home and can’t wait to get back out on the road.”
Throught it all, Chris shared his progress with fans through his Twitter page and the following tweets:
August 15: Still in the ICU, but wanted to says thanks for all the well wishes. Sorry I had to cancel some shows guys.
August 15: Ok last message before more antibiotics, it’s not a Pic line… It’s a [central] line in my jugular. #youdontwantone #trustme
August 15: The hardest part currently at the hospital? The constant machines beeping. #getting better
August 16: Back home finally. Wound still healing up from surgery, but hopefully I will see you guys out on the road soon! #dontlaughifilimp
Chris’ latest single, “Aw Naw,” is climbing the chart. It is the lead single from his new album, A.M., set for release on September 17.