"It was like, 'We've got to get you kids outta here because you're going to be grounded!'" the country crooner explains
Blake Shelton isn’t caught up in his new hero status.
“I didn’t save their [lives],” Shelton, 39, told Entertainment Tonight about helping some fellow Oklahoma residents in need on Monday. “I pulled them out of the mud in order to save their lives from their parents.”
It all started on Friday, when Shelton came to the rescue of four men – Bryar and Lenyell Blanton, Adrian Poplin and Josh Turner – near the Washita River in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The group’s truck got stuck in a mud hole, only for the country superstar to arrive with a plan.
“Me and Adrian started walking down the road [looking for help] and Blake and his dog, Betty, stopped and picked us up in his truck,” Bryar told ET. “Then, we went back to the river and he tried to get them out with his truck. He couldn’t do it, so he said he would be back in 15 minutes with his tractor. I was just like, ‘Heck yeah!’ and asked him for a photo with us. He lives about 45 minutes from me.”
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Even though Bryar described Shelton as their “hero” in an interview with E! News, Shelton maintains that he was merely doing his part to keep the guys out of trouble.
“I knew what was going to happen to ’em,” Shelton explained to ET. “It was like, ‘We’ve got to get you kids outta here because you’re going to be grounded!'”
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Bryar later thanked Shelton via Twitter, writing, “@blakeshelton just wanna thank you for helping us yesterday man.”
True to form, the singer penned a comedic reply, tweeting, “No problem.. Now you boys stay outta jail!!! Ha!!”
It seems Shelton is also a hero to his girlfriend, fellow Voice judge Gwen Stefani, 46. At a taping last week, Stefani jumped into Shelton’s arms after making her arrival on set, an onlooker told PEOPLE.