Toby Keith performance in Afghanistan interrupted by mortar fire - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Toby Keith performance in Afghanistan interrupted by mortar fire

Oklahoma City_Country music star Toby Keith had a performance in Afghanistan last week interrupted by mortar fire, according to his booking agent.

Curt Motley, the agent, told The Oklahoman in an e-mail that Keith was playing his song "Weed With Willie" for troops during a USO Tour stop at a base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Thursday when mortar fire sent the singer and most of the about 2,500 soldiers in the crowd scrambling for shelter.

Motley is traveling with the 46-year-old Keith, a native Oklahoman, on the tour. The agent says in his e-mail that they ran about 100 yards to a concrete bunker, where they stayed for about an hour. During the wait, Keith signed autographs and posed for pictures with troops.

After the scare was over, Keith returned to the stage. Motley says Keith, quote, "went right to the verse he was in and finished his show."

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lawton YMCA hosts 5-K color run

    Lawton YMCA hosts 5-K color run

    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-06-24 23:52:32 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Lawton's YMCA held it's first annual 5-K color run today to raise money for those members that are in need of financial assistance.

    Lawton's YMCA held it's first annual 5-K color run today to raise money for those members that are in need of financial assistance.

  • Lawton resident finds bobcat near home

    Lawton resident finds bobcat near home

    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-06-24 23:51:33 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Some Lawton residents are complaining about seeing bobcats near their home.

    Some Lawton residents are complaining about seeing bobcats near their home.

  • Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:24:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-06-24 23:46:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

Powered by Frankly