Shania Twain Thanks Indian Head, SK, Community for Hospitality Following Bus Crash

"I'm just so humbled by all of that kindness and generosity"

Photo: Shania Twain by Louie Banks (left)

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Nov 10, 2023

On Wednesday (November 8), one of the tour busses in Shania Twain's fleet was involved in a crash with a truck — also part of the touring company — on the Trans-Canada Highway while travelling from Winnipeg to Saskatoon.

Although the artist herself wasn't in either of the vehicles and was able to perform as scheduled in Saskatoon last night (November 9), 13 members of her production crew were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries — and the extra support from the small-town community of Indian Head, SK, helped the show go on.

As per CBC News, Twain addressed the accident before beginning her Queen of Me tour performance, explaining that two members of her crew were still "on the mend" in hospital, but the other 11 were in the building that night.

"I would love to extend a huge thank you to Indian Head High School, Indian Head Union Hospital and the local police officers on the scene," Twain told the crowd, going on to say that the people at the high school cooked pancakes for her team.

The superstar continued, "I phoned the principal of the high school, Mr. [Shawn] Morris, just to thank him. He expressed that they would have done anything to help us, and they did. I'm just so humbled by all of that kindness and generosity."

Twain said that the night was "bittersweet," dedicating the show to her recovering crew members. "I'm gonna ask you, Saskatoon, to help me show love and support tonight," she implored the audience. "We have to give everything. We've got to lift up the spirits of my crew, please."

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