Calvin Harris Cancels Hangout Fest Gig After Car Accident
Calvin Harris canceled his Saturday night headlining appearance at Gulf Shores, Alabama’s Hangout Festival after the EDM star suffered minor injuries in a serious car crash Friday in Los Angeles.” Calvin Harris is unable to perform tonight. All of us at Hangout wish him and everyone involved in last night’s collision a speedy recovery,” the festival tweeted Saturday.
Panic! at the Disco will slide into Harris’ slot on the lineup, the fest announced.
A rep for Harris wrote on Facebook that the producer was involved in an accident on the way to a Los Angeles area airport; Harris was scheduled to perform at Las Vegas’ Omnia Friday night. “[Harris’] transport was involved in a collision this evening on the way to the airport,” Calvin HQ wrote. “As a result he will be unable to perform at Omnia tonight. He has been examined by doctors and told to rest for a few days.”
A Los Angeles police spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Harris was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle that was struck by a car that crossed over the centerline that divides the road. Harris sustained unspecified “minor injuries” and was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was released soon after.
According to TMZ, a Volkswagen Beetle driven by a 16-year-old girl struck Harris’ vehicle; two teenaged passengers in the VW required medical attention, one for a broken pelvis. Harris also reportedly suffered a facial laceration in the accident but left the hospital “against medical advice” after he was told there was no private rooms available.