Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey Suffers Broken Broken Rib and Collapsed Lung After Ladder Fall

by Jacklyn Krol
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Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey suffered a painful fall that resulted in a few injuries.

On Monday (May 10), the Old Dominion lead singer updated fans on the band’s official social media account concerning his accident.

“How many OD members does it take to change a lightbulb?” he questioned. “I found out the answer is ‘More than one.'”

He revealed that he suffered from a broken rib, collapsed lung, along with various scrapes and bruises. He shared an image of himself in a hospital bed wearing a face mask while giving a thumbs up to the camera.

“Back home and recovering now with all the fun pills. Be careful out there and get someone to hold [your] ladder,” he concluded.

See the post, below.

Old Dominion On Getting Back to Touring

Old Dominion is known for their epic live concerts. The band recently took home Group of the Year at the 2021 ACM Awards. The group spoke about hitting the road once again after over a year of being stuck at home. The group noted that they couldn’t get immediate feedback from fans concerning new material like they do while on tour.

“Obviously this year has been so weird,” Ramsey said. “It was up in the air for us I think just because… you feel so disconnected from the normal ways that you measure your success by being on the road. so it’s just kind of hard to gauge where we even are we haven’t seen each other that much.”

The group recently played a concert in Key West, Florida to rave reviews. The band was over the moon to return to a stage to perform for their fans. Even Kenny Chesney got in on the fun and made a surprise appearance and even stepped on stage for a duet during the show.

“It was a little tough to get going get the wheels turning,” Ramsey admitted. “Remember how to how to you know not only play the songs but actually incorporate them into a show.

As Old Dominion practiced, they ran the entire set a few times and got back into the groove, it quickly became natural once again. During this past year, the band performed one private show and it was essentially a “paid rehearsal.” The guys got a taste of what it feels like to perform again and remembered how to enjoy playing live music while not getting in their own heads.