Dolly Parton sustains 'minor injuries' in Nashville car crash

News arrives same day country singer announces 2014 UK arena tour dates

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Dolly Parton has sustained minor injuries in a car crash in Nashville.

The country singer was treated at hospital before leaving to recover at home, according to Billboard. Parton said in a statement that she's "all good. Just a little tired and sore." Police reports state that the singer was riding in an SUV that was hit by another vehicle.

The car crash news arrives on the same day as Parton announced details of a UK tour, to take place in June 2014 as part of her 'Blue Smoke World Tour'. Starting on June 8 in Liverpool, the tour will comprise of 13 arena tour dates and ends at Nottingham Arena on July 2. Scroll down to see the full list of UK dates and ticket details.

Meanwhile, Parton has recently announced that she will be expanding her Dollywood theme park to the tune of $300 million (£190 million). New plans for the park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – which opened 28 years ago – will include the DreamMore resort, a 300-room luxury hotel which will open in 2015. A new range of attractions, shows and rides will include the Fire Chaser Express, a roller coaster set to open next year.

Dolly Parton UK tour dates:

Liverpool, Echo Arena (June 8)
Belfast, Odyssey Arena (June 10)
Dublin, O2 Arena (June 11)
Cork, Live At The Marquee (June 12)
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (June 14)
Aberdeen, GE Arena (June 15)
Glasgow, Hydro Arena (June 17)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (June 20)
Manchester, Phones 4U Arena (June 21)
Birmingham, LG Arena (June 22)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (June 24)
London, O2 Arena (June 27)
Nottingham, Arena (July 2)

To check the availability of Dolly Parton tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.

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