Lyle Lovett Trampled by Bull

By | March 28, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Country singer Lyle Lovett was in good condition after surgery to repair his right leg, broken when he was trampled by a bull while trying to help an uncle who had just been flipped by the animal.

Lovett, 44, was injured on his uncle’s farm in suburban Houston on Wednesday, the Tomball Regional Hospital said in a release. A bull flipped Lovett’s uncle, Calvin Klein, 67, and Lovett was trampled while going to Klein’s rescue.

Lovett underwent surgery on his lower right leg to reconstruct the bone, which was broken in several places, said Memorial Hermann Hospital spokeswoman Beth Sartori. She said Lovett was in good condition.

Klein was taken to Tomball Regional and later released.

Lovett’s spokesman, Vance Knowles of InKlein Productions, didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

Lovett’s hits include “If I Were The Man You Wanted” and “San Antonio Girl.” He won his first Grammy in 1989 for his album, “Lyle Lovett and his Large Band.”

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