Viral Blake Shelton Offers Tickets to Fans Who Missed Concert Because of Motorcycle Crash
Blake Shelton is stepping up in a big way to help a fan who was badly injured in a motorcycle crash.
25-year-old Jonathan Daniels took to Facebook last month and asked the country superstar if he would give him and his girlfriend two concert tickets after they were forced to miss Shelton's October 8 performance at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Daniels explained that he bought the tickets as a birthday present for his girlfriend, who's a huge fan of Shelton.
Unfortunately, a day after her birthday, Daniels was riding with his motorcycle with several friends when a car pulled out in front of him, causing him to bounce off the vehicle and into a utility pole.
The wreck left him with two collapsed lungs, brain bleeding, broken bones, and a lacerated kidney, liver, and spleen.
Even though his injuries were life-threatening, he survived and was able to leave the hospital after 15 days.
Since his girlfriend didn't leave his side while he was at the hospital and she's been taking care of him since, he wanted to make up for the concert that his accident caused them to miss.
“It is now a couple months later, and she still has to help me shower, eat, walk, drive me around to my doctor’s appointments, and I was just hoping maybe you would see this letter and help me give her the birthday present she deserves," Daniels wrote. "All she wants is to see you in concert."
Daniels' post went viral, with more than 195,000 likes and 419,000 shares. And on December 8, he got a response from Shelton.
“I’m very sorry about the accident, and I hope you recover soon,” Shelton said in a video message to Daniels. “Obviously, I’m totally ready to give you tickets to whatever show you can make it to.”
Shelton said the tickets will be waiting for them when they’re ready to go.
He also had a request of his own: "I’ve got to meet you guys. Happy holidays, and we’re pulling for you to get well.”
Daniels said he is "beyond grateful" for everyone who helped share his Facebook post and get it to Shelton.
"He is an amazing man with a huge heart! Thank you, everyone!"
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