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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”

Daniel Kreps May 22, 2016
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Calvin Harris © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News

Calvin Harris © Lisa O’Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News

Calvin Harris 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 tweeted Saturday.

Panic! at the Disco will slide into Harris’ slot on the lineup, the fest announced.

 A rep for Harris wrote on Facebook that the producer was involved in an accident on the way to a Los Angeles area airport; Harris was scheduled to perform at Las Vegas’ Omnia Friday night. “[Harris’] transport was involved in a collision this evening on the way to the airport,” Calvin HQ wrote. “As a result he will be unable to perform at Omnia tonight. He has been examined by doctors and told to rest for a few days.”

A Los Angeles police spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters 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.

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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.

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