Reba McEntire is speaking out after she and her boyfriend, Rex Linn, were among those rescued from the second floor of a historic building in Oklahoma on Tuesday, September 14, when the stairs in the building suddenly collapsed.
“While my team and I were in Atoka, OK yesterday checking out an old historical building, a staircase collapsed,” McEntire posted on social media. “Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. We were safely evacuated from the building thanks to the quick response from the Atoka fire and police departments.”
Local KTEN reporter Lisanne Anderson shared footage of the harrowing rescue.
“Close call for [Reba] in Atoka, Oklahoma Tuesday (9/14/21),” she wrote. “Sure glad she and boyfriend Rex Linn are ok! While touring an old building, a staircase collapsed. They were among seven people inside. Atoka’s finest came to the rescue. No one hurt, just some bumps and bruises.”
Close call for @reba in Atoka, Oklahoma Tuesday (9/14/21) Sure glad she and boyfriend Rex Linn are ok!
While touring an old building, a staircase collapsed. They were among seven people inside. Atoka’s finest came to the rescue.
No one hurt, just some bumps and bruises. pic.twitter.com/ppLhQOLDuA
— Lisanne Anderson (@Lisanne2016_) September 15, 2021
No word why McEntire was looking at the building. On Monday night, September 13, McEntire was in Nashville, performing as part of the star-studded Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising concert, raising money for those impacted by the devastating Middle Tennessee floods.
“Thank y’all so much for being here tonight,” McEntire said from the Grand Ole Opry stage. “It means the world to Loretta and all the folks west of town. I hope we don’t ever have to go through this again. I hope the next time we gather like this it’s for a fun, joyous time. But let’s make it a fun, joyous time and celebrate the ones who are surviving, send the ones on home that have left us, and we’ll continue on with good country music and families and friends and neighbors joining together to help each other.”
Other performers for the evening included Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Keith Urban (with a surprise appearance by his wife, Nicole Kidman), Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town, Brittney Spencer and BRELAND.