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He was at the height of his career and the sweet spot of his personal life.

And then tragedy struck.

Nashville drummer David Black was the victim of an ATV accident over the weekend of Aug. 20. Family and friends have currently set up a GoFundMe page to help in what is sure to be a number of high medical expenses.

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“Our son, David Jr. (‘Davey’) had a bad accident this weekend in Illinois,” his father posted on Facebook shortly after the accident. “The ATV he was riding in flipped over and on top of him. He has a cracked hip joint, a fractured pelvis, and numerous other less serious injuries. He plays drums and sings back-up vocals for country music artist Easton Corbin so he is going to be out of work for quite a while. On top of this he also has a new daughter who is only 8 days old and a son who is 2 and 1/2. We ask that all our Facebook friends keep him in your prayers during this time. He has a long road to recovery ahead of him. Help spread the word!

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Country star Easton Corbin pleaded with fans to send up prayers for his beloved drummer. “Please keep my drummer and good friend, David Black and his family in your prayers,” he said in an Aug. 22 Facebook post. “Thank you for your support.”

We send our prayers, David! Get well soon!

A country star asks for prayers for a dear band member Easton Corbin Facebook screenshot via David Black GoFundMe page
Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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