Her collarbone may be broken, but her spirit seems barely bruised, given Jewel’s plans to resume touring earlier than expected. She’ll return to the stage Monday for shows that looked as though they wouldn’t happen after she fell from a horse on April 24, according to an Atlantic Records spokesperson. Doctors had suggested she not perform for at least a month.
The singer’s first day back in the saddle, so to speak, will be May 13 in Stuttgart, Germany. Although she’s capable of singing, she won’t be able to play guitar.
Only two dates of her European tour – May 10 in Cortemaggiore, Italy, and May 11 in Zurich, Switzerland – were cancelled as a result of the broken collarbone and rib she suffered in the accident, which occurred at her boyfriend’s Texas ranch.
Immediately after the accident Jewel withdrew from an April 27 festival in Irvine, California, where she was to share the stage with Sheryl Crow, Ryan Adams and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Her transatlantic adventure, supporting her latest album, This Way, wraps up May 31. Two weeks later she’ll embark on a three-month North American tour, to which several dates have been added.
Jewel’s North American Tour Dates, According To Atlantic Records:
6/14 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center