DWTS: Live! Show Canceled After Cast & Crew Involved in 'Multi-Car Accident' in Iowa
"One of the tour buses transporting cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night was involved in a multi-car accident this afternoon due to bad weather while en route to Ames, Iowa," a statement reads
Cast and crew members aboard a Dancing with the Stars: Live! tour bus are “fine” and recovering after they were involved in a crash en route to Ames, Iowa.
The cast and crew of the show suffered only minor injuries or were unhurt, according to local news outlet KCCI 8. KCCI 8 reported that the bus crashed on Interstate 80.
Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Nathan Ludwig told the outlet that seven people were killed on Iowa roads, Monday, due to inclement weather.
The official DWTS: Live! tour Instagram account announced hours before its previously scheduled Monday evening show began in Ames that the production would be canceled due to the crash.
“One of the tour buses transporting cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night was involved in a multi-car accident this afternoon due to bad weather while en route to Ames, Iowa,” the post began. “All cast and crew members are fine, with some recovering from minor injuries.”
“Given this unforeseen accident, and the fact that the safety and health of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance, tonight’s show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA has been cancelled,” the post continued.
“To anyone involved in the accident, the entire cast sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery, and their deepest apologies to all of the fans who have been waiting to see the show tonight,” the caption stated. “Information regarding rescheduling and/or refunds will be available soon.”
Though it has not yet been revealed which cast members were on the bus at the time of the crash, pros Keo Motsepe, Emma Slater, Artem Chigvinstev, Sharna Burgess, Gleb Savchenko, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten are on the tour, along with troupe members Jenna Johnson, Hayley Erbert, Brandon Armstrong and Sasha Farber.
“Thanking God for the safety of our crew,” Fisher wrote. “Thanks for the prayers and well-wishes.”
Earlier in the day, Frankie Muniz tweeted about the weather conditions, writing, “Riding in the bus on our way to the show tonight in Ames, Iowa, looking out the window at the snow covered ground in this crazy blizzard listening to unreleased songs of a band I was in 8 years ago…”
Victoria Arlen also tweeted, writing, “Sending love, hugs and healing vibes to my @DancingABC family.”
David Ross expressed his good wishes, tweeting, “Thinking of my @DancingABC extended family tonight. Glad you are all safe and praying for speedy recoveries.”