Amy Grant postponed her fall tour Friday as the best-selling Christian artist continues to recover from a bicycling accident that resulted in a hospital stay last month.
Tour dates previously slated for September and October now plan to take place in early 2023, according to a statement from Grant's management team. She hopes to return to the road in November for a holiday tour with Michael W. Smith.
Her Christmas concert residency at the Ryman with husband Vince Gill — a Nashville holiday tradition — remains planned for this December.
"Amy is getting stronger every day," her manager Jennifer Cooke said in a news release. The statement continued: "She wants to be able to give 100% when she tours and, unfortunately, we do not think that will be the case by the time rehearsals would start for the fall dates.
"Amy would like to extend her gratitude for all the many good wishes and prayers offered since the accident. She feels the impact of the collective good will extended her way. Thank you."
Grant struck a pothole July 27 while riding near Harpeth Hills Golf Course. She spent two nights at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where doctors treated Grant for injuries sustained in the accident.
She wore a bicycling helmet, her team said at the time of the accident.
At a series of Ryman concerts earlier this month, Gill and daughter Corrina Grant Gill dedicated a rendition of the country singer's tune "When My Amy Prays" to her recovery. Grant Gill changed the lyrics to “when my mama prays" during the teary-eyed moment.
Grant's tour with Smith kicks off Nov. 26 in Memphis. For more information on impacted dates, visit amygrant.com/#tour.
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