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
“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.