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Jennifer Nettles suffers a serious injury after a nasty stage fall Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Jennifer Nettles performs during a tribute to Dolly Parton at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Country superstar Jennifer Nettles suffered a broken rib May 4 after tripping “over a bulky lighting fixture” onstage, according to the New York Post.

The publication states that she cried out “I broke my rib” while lying on the stage before being rushed to Bellevue Hospital. The talent was on hand to perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom In New York City for a Time Inc. event pitching a new video series called “American Anthem.”

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As news about the injury spread, Jennifer updated concerned fans via her various social media channels. “Hi loves,” she wrote in a series of tweets on May 4. “Thanks for all your kind wishes. Broken rib and banged up, but grateful. Maybe slowly moving for a bit. But I’ll rally. First time in all my [20-plus years] of performing to fall off a stage!!! First time for everything!!! Thanks for the love! Thank you to everyone, first responders, emt’s, and everyone at the hospital. Dr. Mordel and all the nurses. I am so grateful for you!”

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She also shared the conversation she had with the first responders, indicating just how much pain she was in.

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Get well soon, Jennifer!

Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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