Calvin Harris Cancels Hangout Fest Gig After Car Accident
EDM star suffered minor injuries and “has been examined by doctors and told to rest for a few days”
Calvin HarrisÂ canceled his Saturday night headlining appearance at Gulf Shores, Alabama’s Hangout Festival after the EDM star suffered minor injuries in a serious car crash Friday in Los Angeles. “Calvin Harris is unable to perform tonight. All of us at Hangout wish him and everyone involved in last night’s collision a speedy recovery,” the festival tweetedÂ Saturday.
Panic! at the Disco will slide into Harris’ slot on the lineup, the fest announced.
A Los Angeles police spokeswoman confirmed to ReutersÂ that Harris was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle that was struck by a car that crossed over the centerline that divides the road. Harris sustained unspecified “minor injuries” and was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was released soon after.
According to TMZ, a Volkswagen Beetle driven by a 16-year-old girl struck Harris’ vehicle; two teenaged passengers in the VW required medical attention, one for a broken pelvis. Harris also reportedly suffered a facial laceration in the accident but left the hospital “against medical advice” after he was told there was no private rooms available.