Blackberry Smoke Member Brit Turner Suffers Serious Heart Attack


Brit Turner, the drummer of the Southern/country rock band Blackberry Smoke, suffered a serious heart attack on Sunday (August 14). The band shared the news in a statement on their official social media pages:

On Sun AUG 14, brother and drummer, @britturner13 suffered a serious heart attack,” the band’s statement read. “He was home in ATLANTA and was able to make it to the hospital in time for doctors to provide him as much help as possible. He received a stent in his coronary artery and is now in stable condition. He and his family appreciate privacy as he recovers.”

The band has decided to postpone the concert they had scheduled with Jamey Johnson at St. Louis Music Park on Tuesday (August 16). The show will now take place on September 13.

Blackberry Smoke will resume performing on Thursday (August 18) in Wichita, Kansa. The band plans to perform acoustic shows until Turner is able to get back onstage.

We thank you all for your understanding, support, and prayers,” the statement ended.


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Johnson’s team also shared Blackberry Smoke’s statement to let his followers know about Tuesday’s postponed concert. They said:

Unfortunately, Jamey Johnson’s show that was scheduled for tomorrow in St. Louis with Blackberry Smoke will be postponed until Sept. 13 due to health issues of one of the members of Blackberry Smoke. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing everyone in St. Louis next month.”


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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Turner. We’re wishing him a quick and complete recovery.

Watch the video below to see Turner in action as he performs “Man of Constant Sorrow” with Blackberry Smoke.

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