Jason Aldean Offers Update After Falling Ill During Show

Jason Aldean is giving fans an update after falling ill during a recent show. The father of four was performing at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, on Saturday, July 15, during the opening weekend of his Highway Desperado Tour, when he abruptly exited the stage.

Aldean later gave an update to his fans, revealing he was on the mend and eager to return and give them a complete show. Although some reports said he suffered a heat stroke, as temperatures hovered near 90 degrees, Aldean said he wasn’t sure what it was, but he was definitely feeling better, and ready to perform again.

“Just want to let you know, thanks to everybody that’s calling and checking,” Aldean said in a video posted on Sunday, one day after the incident. “I’m doing fine. Just one of those things. It was hot. I was playing golf all day yesterday and then got to the show, and I think it was a combination of dehydration and just heat exhaustion.

“I’m hearing a lot of stuff going around, heat stroke and all this stuff,’ he continued. “I don’t think it was quite that serious, but it was pretty intense last night at the show. Anybody that was at the show knows how hot it was. I knew it was coming, I was trying to get through as much of the show as I could, and eventually I knew it wasn’t going to happen and I was trying to just get off stage and figure out what was going on.”

Aldean went on to apologize that he wasn’t able to give fans the experience he wanted to give them, vowing he would make it right as soon as possible.

“To everybody that came out to the show last night, thank you guys so much for being there,” the Georgia native said. “Obviously, it’s not the way I wanted the show to end. Not what I was hoping for on the first weekend of the tour, by any means. But I had a couple of IVs. I had one last night when I came off stage, had one today. I got a show in Saratoga tonight. We’re gonna play that show, and we’re going to make the one up to you guys in Hartford as well.

“Again,” he added, “I apologize for cutting the show short, but we’ll come back and make it up to you, and I’m feeling a lot better, so thank you guys for checking in.”

Aldean is currently enjoying a Top 30 hit with his latest single, “Try That In A Small Town.” The song, written by his band members by Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy, along with Kelley Lovelace and Neil Thrasher, is from his next album.

“I think for me, I heard this song, and it just kind of explained to me what’s going on in the world,” Aldean said on The Bobby Bones Show. “It resonated with me, I guess is a better word, because of what’s going on in the world. But it’s like, every day, you turn on the news, and you see something else crazy that’s happening, or some heartbreaking story. This is a song that talks about, you wouldn’t get away with that stuff in a small town.

“It’s just a different mindset and different kind of values in small-town America that I wish everybody else would adopt, and probably help some of the things that are going on in the world,” he said.

Aldean is joined on his Highway Desperado Tour by  Mitchell Tenpenny, Corey Kent and Dee Jay Silver. Updates can be found at can be found at JasonAldean.com.