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Shania Twain’s Crew Involved In Highway Crash

Members of Shania Twain’s entourage have been taken to hospital following a highway accident in the veteran’s artist’s homeland, Canada.

One bus and a truck shuttling crew members from Twain’s Queen of Me tour were caught in treacherous conditions on the road between Winnipeg and Saskatoon.

Multiple vehicles encountered “dangerous driving conditions due to inclement weather,” reads a statement from Maverick Management, seen by Billboard.

Members of the production crew who required medical attention were taken to nearby hospitals, the statement continues.

It’s unclear how many crew were involved in the accident, or the extent of their injuries.

“We are incredibly thankful to the emergency services teams for their quick response and ongoing support,” reads the Maverick message. “We ask for patience as we look after our touring family.”

According to a report published by Canadian news network CP24, Twain was not with the crew when the incident occurred Wednesday morning, Nov. 9. Images published by CP24 from the scene show the bus turned on its side, with debris scattered on the icy pitch.

Twain’s support team were en route to Winnipeg, where she performed Tuesday night at Canada Life Centre, for a concert slated for Thursday at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority told reporters that two people were transferred to a hospital in Regina and the others were discharged.

The Queen of Me tour is in support of Twain’s sixth and latest studio album; Queen of Me debuted and peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 following its release in February 2023, through Republic Records, for her sixth top 10 on the chart.

The five-times Grammy Award-winning country-pop crossover star is readying her latest Las Vegas residency in May 2024 at the 7,000-seat Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Those hits-filled shows will mark her third career residency. Titled Shania Twain: COME ON OVER – The Las Vegas Residency – All The Hits!, the forthcoming run is set for May, August, September, November and December.

Twain’s current tour is due to wrap-up next Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.

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