12/17/1997 AT 12:00 AM EST

Country singer Doug Stone, 43, suffered a concussion, broken ankle, cracked rib and bruised kidney after he crashed his private ultra-light plane near Nashville on Tuesday. He is expected to be released from the hospital today. In December, Stone survived a jet accident, a heart attack and a stroke. He is known for the song "I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)."

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