HARDY Cancels Shows as He Reveals in Heartbreaking Statement to Fans He Was Hospitalized Due to Panic Attacks

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Country Singer HARDY Cancels Concerts SUZANNE CORDEIRO - Getty Images
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HARDY has been traveling the country with Lainey Wilson for his Mockingbird & the Crow Tour. Last week, the duo took home the award for Music Video of 2023 at the People's Choice Country Awards, and he performed his hit song "Truck Bed." Now, he has announced to fans that he is taking some time off due to his struggles with anxiety.

HARDY, whose real name is Michael Wilson Hardy, shared a heartfelt message on social media. He wrote, "I need to be honest with everyone for a second. I've been dealing with some serious anxiety since the bus accident last year and over the last two weeks, it has taken control of my life. It's caused me to suffer many panic attacks which have landed me in the hospital. I need a moment to focus on me and to make myself better for my wife, family, and you, the fans."

He continued to explain that his shows on October 5 in Simpsonville, South Carolina, and October 7 in Brandon, Mississippi, would be canceled, and his show on October 6 at the Georgia Rodeo would be rescheduled for April 2024.

nashville, tennessee june 09 l r hardy and lainey wilson perform on stage during day two of cma fest 2023 at nissan stadium on june 09, 2023 in nashville, tennessee photo by terry wyattwireimage
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HARDY continued, "My plan is to be back and focused on October 12th. Thank you for understanding, see you soon."

Lainey, who has been on tour with HARDY, shared the message and wrote, "Bummed we won't see y'all this weekend, Simpsonville, SC & Brandon, MS. Prayin for ya @hardy. 🙏 Feel better soon."

On October 2, 2022, HARDY's tour bus was in an accident, leaving him, members of his band, and the bus driver with "serious injuries." He explained a week later that everyone was "on the upswing." He said in a video on X (formerly Twitter), "It's been a rough few days but everyone is doing great."

If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, contact your doctor or seek help through the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.

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