Bun B is fighting through several injuries to continue the inter-continental Gumball 3000 rally despite falling off a stage at a route stop.
The surviving UGK member’s injuries happened at a club in Stockholm, Sweden. According to Bun, the accident happened due to the stage area becoming overcrowded with club patrons, causing him to be pushed off.
“We were all going on stage and it got kind of crowded,” Bun explained in a statement. “Someone fell onto me and I ended up falling off the stage and I split my knee open and sprained my ligaments in my right arm. The problem was the injury happened at 4.30AM and we had to get on the bus at 8AM to catch the plane to America. If I had gone to the hospital I would have missed the flight so someone gave me some Extra Strength Excedrin.”
Because of the prestige of the Gumball rally, Bun B still has not seen a doctor, fearful that he will be told to withdraw and nurse his ailments.
“This is the 4th day since the injury and I still haven’t gone to a doctor. I can’t afford to miss the Gumball,” he justified.
The Gumball 3000 rally covers 3000 miles with 120 cars over 8 days. The event is mixed with music, film, and art events along the routes through Europe and North America. The event draws many car enthusiasts and celebrities from around the world.
Along with Bun B, this year has seen the participation of Eve, Xzibit, Idris Elba, DJ Muggs, and Tony Hawk.
The Gumball 3000 began on May 1, with the remaining routes in Quebec, Toronto, and New York City’s Time Square.
Bun B third studio album, Trill OG, is due out this summer.