Ashley McBride The country singer-songwriter revealed on Sunday night (Dec. 11) that she had “been holding her breath” while waiting for a health update from a band member who recently had a “near-fatal accident.”McBryde, who officially became a member of the Grand Ole Opry over the weekend, confirmed that her bandmate, key player Wes Dorecycurrently recovering.
“I haven’t said much yet because I’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear that he’s ‘out of the woods.’ Our bandmate Wes had a near-fatal accident a few weeks ago,” McBryde posted on Instagram Wrote from the heart, sharing a photo of her and Wes surrounded by the rest of the band. “We are so happy that he is on the road to recovery. Looks like it’s going to be a long time coming. “
McBryde continued, sharing ways others can help Wes recover from his accident: “Our lives as musicians often mean we don’t have health insurance. If you’re in the mood to donate, or are looking for a way to make a difference for someone life, I am donating to help my road brother with his medical needs a link is posted in my bio and a link to the story. Wishing all our loved ones who are weary on the road good health and safety. Country music takes care of its people. Thank you all .”
Dorethy, who recently celebrated her 27th birthday, was injured in an ATV accident, according to a Go Fund Me page shared by McBryde. Dorecy’s injuries include a crushed pelvis and damaged organs, and he has had to undergo multiple surgeries so far. As of publication time on Monday (December 12), the page had raised more than $22,500 of its $50,000 goal. Part of the content is as follows:
“For many people in north-central Arkansas and the community of Mountian Home, when someone thinks of local music, Wes is the first thing that comes to mind. Amazing talent to entertain people. Wes sings, writes and is fluent on multiple instruments. He travels the world living from scratch, charges too little for his services and is generous with everyone he meets.”
Dorethy shared the update on social media last week, calling it “the weirdest birthday I’ve ever had” and thanking doctors, friends and family for their support. He said at the time: “Life is weird and hard, but I think it’s worth it. If you’ve made it this far, I hope you’ve at least been inspired because there are a lot of good people out there. So be kind to each other and be as good as you can be.” Grace, I hope to see you all soon.”
Check out McBryde’s post here: