Canon hospitalized with major injuries from 20-foot fall
Canon, an Atlanta-based rapper signed to Reflection Music Group, continued to undergo surgery on Tuesday after he suffered a shattered ankle, broken jaw and concussion from a 20-foot fall on Saturday, reported The Leaf-Chronicle.
He is expected to need his jaw wired shut for a month and rehabilitation for three-to-five months. Donations for Canon, who will be unable to perform over this time and was married in November, can be sent through http://bit.ly/donatemccain or Paypal.com at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaving a performance in Clarksville, Tennessee on Saturday night, Canon and his manager Brandon Mason parked on the side of the road to assist a driver who had wrecked his car. As they tried to help the driver out of the car, disoriented, he twisted the ignition key. Gas spread rapidly, forcing Canon and Mason to flee.
Canon leaped over a rail because, in the dark, he couldn’t see the ravine that sent him falling 20 feet onto a creek bed.
“The hard part of this is [Canon] is an artist and this is what the does. He gets paid for performing, and his jaw is wired shut,” Jacob Maikish, CEO of RMG, told The Leaf-Chronicle. “We know he will be OK, but it will be a tough road with a lot of rehabilitation, physical therapy and surgeries.” Canon will remain hospitalized through Christmas.
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