UPDATED: It’s been a whirlwind week for Blake Shelton, who has been all over New York City making various appearances in support of his new album, “Texoma Shore.”
But it’s what just happened at his beloved lake house in Oklahoma that seems to have taken over his thoughts at the moment.
“This is a weird moment for me,” Blake said during a Nov. 3 interview on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” “So, I’m talking about ‘Texoma Shore,’ and I made the album at my lake house. There is a studio at my lake house in Oklahoma, and I just got a phone call. Somebody drove their truck through the front of my lake house, so if this album doesn’t hit, then that’s bad luck.”
Naturally, Kelly Ripa wanted to know more details.
“It was an accident,” Blake continued. “I’m trying to figure it out, too. There is a truck sticking out of the front of my freakin’ house out there. I gotta sell some records now for sure. It’s one of them things. That’s why you have insurance. I’m not too worried about it.”
Oklahoma TV station KTEN reported that the accident happened around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 3. “A man who worked for Allison Landscape and Pool Company came to Shelton’s house and was trying to get through the gate,” KTEN reported. That’s when Marshall County Water employee Eric Bridgeman, who was working next door, said he heard a loud crash. “The pool company’s truck had rolled into the gate and crashed through the front wall of the house with no one behind the wheel,” according to KTEN.
The witness told the station, “He made every effort … I mean, the door was open on the truck and he was running as fast as he could. Honestly, if there was anything I could have done to help him, I would have.”
Blake joked about it on Twitter later that day.
Still, it’s a crazy coincidence on album release week for Blake, but yet just another piece of the zany life of our favorite Oklahoman.