Toby Keith's tour driver has been hospitalised after the country star's bus came under fire on a Texas freeway.

GEORGE HAMPTON, 55, was taken to hospital in Dallas, Texas, after being wounded in the leg in the bizarre incident, which took place on Monday (04OCT04) as the driver was ferrying Keith's band equipment from Florida to Oklahoma.

Keith was not aboard the bus when the incident took place and police do not believe he was a target for the unidentified prankster who fired the shot from a passing car.

06/10/2004 03:19