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Graham Nash Breaks Both Legs in Boating Accident

Graham Nash Breaks Both Legs in Boating Accident

September 14, 1999 12:00 AM ET

A freak boating accident on Sunday has left Graham Nash with two broken legs and the Crosby, Stills and Nash appearance at the thirteenth annual Bridge School Benefit up in the air.

According to a statement issued by his manager, Gerry Tolman, Nash was boating with his wife and a number of friends in the waters around his home on the Hawaiian island of Kauai when the boat was side-swiped by a wave, throwing Nash into the air. "As he was coming down," explains the statement, "another wave hit the boat and he landed very hard on the inside of his boat." The singer was taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue, Kauai where he underwent surgery to insert pins in his legs.

Michael Jensen, a spokesperson for Nash, said the musician would require a wheelchair for a couple of months while undergoing physical therapy. There is no word yet whether the injury would impact the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young press conference scheduled for Oct. 7 in San Francisco to announce their upcoming tour, or whether they'll cancel their upcoming show at the city's Great American Music Hall, which was to be shot for a VH1 Special.

"It hasn't been determined whether the round-robin interview with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young will continue on schedule, or whether Graham will be able to travel. Everything is still up in the air," said Reprise Records spokesperson Bob Merlis.

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