Shania Twain’s Tour Bus In Horror Crash As Passengers Rushed To Hospital

Shania Twain's tour bus has reportedly been involved in an accident that saw passengers being rushed to hospital. 
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Shania Twain’s tour bus has reportedly been involved in an accident that saw passengers being rushed to hospital. 

The Canadian singer-songwriter, 58, is the biggest-selling female country artist of all time, having sold over 85 million records worldwide, as per The Canadian Music Hall Of Fame.

Twain is known for hits such as ‘You’re Still The One’, ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’ and ‘Any Man of Mine’.

According to reports, the icon’s tour bus has been involved in a crash.

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The vehicle carrying members of Twain’s crew is believed to have rolled off a Canadian highway on Wednesday morning, according to Deadline.

The ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ singer was not on the bus. The 13 crew members have reportedly been treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital.

In a statement shared with CTV News, Twain’s managers, Maverick Management, added that a separate truck – also part of Twain’s production team – was involved in the accident.

It reads: “Members of the production crew who require medical attention have been taken to nearby hospitals.

“We are incredibly thankful to the emergency services teams for their quick response and ongoing support.

“We ask for patience as we look after our touring family.”

Shania Twain
Shania Twain’s tour bus has reportedly been involved in an accident that saw passengers being rushed to hospital. Credit: @shaniatwain/Instagram

‘Devastated’ bus operator and Beat The Street owner Joerg Philipp claimed on Instagram that the crash was caused by ‘black ice on the roadway’.

In a statement addressing the incident, he said (via Metro): “The incident took place on the Trans-Canadian Highway near Wolseley, SK.

“All the passengers and driver are being evaluated for injuries and were immediately attended to by emergency responders and transported to the hospital for further treatment as needed.”

He added: “The Beat The Street USA Team is cooperating with local authorities to respond to this incident.

“Our top priority is the health and well-being of our passengers.”

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Fire chief Dwayne Stone told Global News that first responders had to break windows to free the trapped passengers, while the others involved managed to escape through an emergency hatch on the roof.

“All the escape hatches, the front top window, and the back top window were out,” Stone said.

“Slowly we got them out. We had people up on the roof, inside, people in the back, people in the front just working to get everyone out in a safe manner.”

The ‘I’m Gonna Getcha Good’ singer was scheduled to play her next show in Saskatoon on Thursday around 200 miles from Wolseley, but it remains to be seen as to whether the upcoming concert at the SaskTel Center will go ahead.

At the time of writing, Twain has yet to address the crash.

Shania Twain
Shania Twain hasn’t addressed the crash yet. Credit: @shaniatwain/Instagram

Fans of the singer have reacted to the news on social media, with one person saying: “Omg hope everyone one is OK.”

A second adds: “Hopefully everyone involved in the accident is OK!”

Twain is currently on the Canadian leg of her Queen of Me tour, which will run until December 2024.

When announcing the tour on Instagram, she described herself as feeling ’empowered’, saying that the tour and album – which has the same name – reflect her newfound sense of self-love.

The post read: “These days, I’m feeling very comfortable in my own skin – and I think this album reflects that musically. Life is short and I want to be uplifted, colourful, unapologetic and empowered.

“I want to carry a clear message, particularly as a woman, to always remember my power and I hope the songs are a reminder to you, of that same power inside you!”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.