Ashley McBryde Takes Performing Break for ‘Personal Reasons’

Ashley McBryde

Pressing pause. Ashley McBryde announced that she will go on hiatus for several weeks due to “personal reasons” amid her gig on Dierks Bentley‘s tour.

“Thank you all for the well wishes,” a statement from the country singer’s team via Facebook read on Tuesday, June 28. “For personal reasons, Ashley will not be performing for a few weeks.”

McBryde, 38 had a solo show scheduled for July 10, but it was rescheduled for September 8. The “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” singer has also been opening for Bentley, 46, and Travis DenningBeers On Me Tour 2022. However, she has removed her July 8 and 9 dates. Her July 14 and 15 shows remain on the calendar, but the statement was vague about when she’d be back on stage.

“We will share more details regarding when she will be back on the road as soon as they become available, but she wants you to know that she loves you all and misses you and will be back soon stronger than ever!” the announcement read.

McBryde had to cancel performances during her September 2021 This Town Talks Tour due to a horseback riding accident. Her mare got scared and her foot fell from the stirrup while she was riding in Montana. The Arkansas native lost balance and fell from the horse, landing on her forehead.

She revealed via Instagram that she was rushed to the hospital where she needed “staples to close [her] scalp.” A CAT scan showed a “pretty harsh concussion” and McBryde said she was “not able to walk without assistance” at the time. However, she promised that as soon as she was “able to walk across a stage again, that is exactly where you’ll find [her].”

The ACM Award winner was forced to cancel four shows. She said that she was still dealing with side effects. “As I’m healing and getting better and dealing with dizzy spells, knowing that I have a show to go and do, I think it helps the healing process,” Ashley told Audacy at the time. “You don’t want to just sit around and think about the headache that you have, you want to get up and go do a thing!”

The singer performed “Love Is Alive” during the public memorial for the late Naomi Judd in May and is set to appear on The Judds’ tour with Wynonna JuddIn the fall to honour the icon.

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