Contact Us

Jake Owen on Freak Accident: ‘I’m Just Prone to This’

Jake Owen
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Jake Owen‘s hand injury is just the latest in a growing list of his injuries occurring during recreational activity that some may label as extreme. Before his block party celebration to commemorate his fourth straight No. 1 single, Owen said he doesn’t plan to reign in his adventuresome ways, no matter who asks him to.

After the go-kart injury, Owen says his label CEO Gary Overton texted him telling him to think about the big picture. That got under his skin, as the ‘Days of Gold’ singer insists that’s all he thinks about.

“When you make plans for your life, that’s when life makes plans for you,” he said, according to the Tennessean. He downplayed the significance of losing a knuckle on his right ring-finger calling it a “bump in the road.”

“You just figure out (how to make things work),” he said. “I’m just never going to stop being me … I’m just prone to this kind of (stuff). I don’t know why. I wish I wasn’t.”

A short list of Owen’s injuries includes the finger; the collarbone he broke in 2012 while snowboarding; and the shoulder injury he sustained wakeboarding before his country career began. To be fair, if he hadn’t gotten hurt on the wakeboard, he’d likely have kept pursuing a golf career, and may have never picked up the guitar.

Next: See Our Review of Jake Owen's 'Days of Gold'

Best of B98.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Stinger's Scoop Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Stinger's Scoop Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.