The show went on, but not without some recognition for the show of hospitality from a small Saskatchewan town.
Shania Twain performed Thursday night at the SaskTel Center in Saskatoon, despite some members of her crew being in an accident the day before.
On Wednesday morning, a bus and truck carrying gear and equipment for her “Queen of Me” tour crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway near Wolseley, Sask.
Twain herself was not on the bus.
Before the concert began, Twain took the stage and spoke to the Saskatoon audience.
He said two of his team members who were injured in the accident were still in the hospital but “recovering,” and the rest were in the building during the concert that night.
He also spoke about the care and hospitality his crew received in the town of Indian Head, Sask.
“I would love to say a huge thank you to Indian Head High School, [the] Indian Head Union Hospital and local police officers on scene,” Twain said Thursday night.
He said people from Indian Head High School cooked pancakes for the team.
“I called the high school principal, Mr. [Shawn] Morris, just to thank you,” he said.
“He expressed that they would have done anything to help us, and they did. I am very humbled by all that kindness and generosity.”
Twain called the night bittersweet, but dedicated his performance to the team members.
“I’m going to ask you, Saskatoon, to help me show love and support tonight,” he said.
“We have to give it our all. We have to lift my crew’s spirits, please.”