Amy Grant is taking longer to recover after being hospitalized following a cycling accident last month.
The 61-year-old singer’s team shared on Friday that Grant’s upcoming tour dates in September and October will be postponed “due to the need for more time to recover from injuries and a concussion.” Grant’s manager, Jennifer Cooke, also gave an update on her health, sharing that the singer is “getting stronger every day.”
“Just like she did after her heart surgery, we’re amazed at how quickly she’s healing,” Cooke said, referring to Grant’s open-heart surgery in 2020. “However, even though she’s going a lot better, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone her fall tour so she can focus on her recovery and rebuild her stamina.”
“She wants to be able to give 100% on her tours and unfortunately we don’t think that will be the case when rehearsals begin for the fall dates,” Cooke continued, adding that Grant “will be taking over the tour with her. Christmas tour with Michael W. Smith and his annual “Christmas at the Ryman” residency with husband Vince Gill.
She concluded by adding, “Amy would like to express her gratitude for all the good wishes and prayers offered since the accident. She feels the impact of collective goodwill stretches across her path. Thank you.”
The “Baby, Baby” singer was hospitalized on July 27 after hitting a pothole while riding a bike with a friend, Grant’s rep confirmed to TODAY at the time. Grant, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
On doctor’s orders, the musician had already postponed her August concerts.
Earlier this week, Grant’s husband and 21-year-old daughter Corrina Grant Gill took the stage together to perform a special song for her.
“We’re gonna do this song that I wrote for my wife, Amy. We didn’t do much, but because of her accident and everything she’s been through, we thought about her a lot,” he said in a video posted to Grant’s Facebook page. “And I thought how sweet it would be for her youngest to sing this song that I wrote for her.”
The father-daughter duo performed “When My Amy Prays.”
Grant’s team also added in the caption, “Last night Vince performed his second gig of a four-night residency at the Ryman. He informed the crowd that Amy was getting better every day after a biking accident last week that left her unconscious for about 10 minutes and with a concussion (as well as various cuts and bruises).
“He then introduced their daughter Corrina who performed a song honoring her mother,” the post continued, calling it “a show-stopping moment.”