Scary news from the Dancing With the Stars tour. During a snowstorm in Ames, Iowa, on Monday, February 5, one of the show’s buses was involved in a multi-vehicle accident en route to a performance. The cast and crew are okay but had to cancel their show at Stephens Auditorium.
According to the Associated Press, the bus was involved in a 19-vehicle pile-up that resulted in one fatality on I-80 near Grinnell. Initial reports suggested it was part of a separate accident involving at least 50 vehicles on I-35, but that information has since been corrected.
The current Dancing With the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night tour set out at the end of December and features stars Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz, along with pro dancers Sharna Burgess, Jenna Johnson, Alan Bersten, and Hayley Erbert.
Fisher took to Twitter to update fans on the accident, tweeting, “One of the tour buses with the cast and crew of tour were involved in a multi-car accident this afternoon due to bad weather while en route to Ames, Iowa. All cast and crew members are fine, with some recovering from minor injuries. Due to this, tonight’s show has been cancelled!”
He added in a follow-up tweet, “Thanking God for the safety of our crew. Thanks for the prayers and well-wishes.”
The DWTS team also released a statement via Stephens Auditorium, explaining what had happened and confirming that their performance for that night had been canceled. “To anyone involved in the accident, the entire cast sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery, and their deepest apologies to all of the fans who have been waiting to see the show tonight,” the statement read.
While missing the show was surely disappointing to anyone who had tickets, they no doubt understand that the circumstances were beyond anyone’s control.
Our thoughts go out to anyone who was involved in the accidents in Iowa yesterday.
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