Brad Paisley falls while performing

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Brad Paisley is recovering after he tripped on stage and took a tumble during a concert at the North Charleston Coliseum Saturday night.

Spokeswoman Darlene Bieber said in a news release that the country star was singing his encore finale"Alcohol" when he fell, but he got back up and finished his show. He was checked out at a local hospital and released early Sunday morning.

Paisley was left with some bruises, but he wrote on his Twitter page that he "hit hard. And I mean freaking hard." The 37-year-old kept fans updated with several tweets on the Web site, quipping that doctors told him he "was a very brave boy."

Paisley, a native of West Virginia, was performing in Charleston to promote his latest album, "American Saturday Night."

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