Jake Owen is having surgery on his right hand after injuring in in a go-kart race with NASCAR drivers on Sunday.

The country star tweeted a picture of his hand in a splint.  He says he was avoiding the surgery, but knows he needs his hand to play guitar.  Despite the surgery, Jake says he will not miss any upcoming shows including a pair of dates with Jason Aldean at Fenway Park.

Owen admits he's in pain, but still thanked fans for all of the well wishes and still seems to be in good spirits.

Jake Owen went to the emergency room after he was involved in a go-kart accident on Sunday with NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer.