gary sinise lt dan band Gary Sinise in car accident, cancels Lt. Dan Band gigs“CSI:NY” star Gary Sinise was involved in a minor car accident last Friday (March 30), according to a statement on the website of his foundation. He wasn’t seriously hurt, but did cancel some upcoming appearances with his cover band, the Lt. Dan Band.

Sinise was also unable to serve as grand marshall at a NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Sunday, reports E!, and he was forced to miss an appearance at D.C.’s Navy Memorial on Monday where he was to be named an honorary chief petty officer.

“We thank you in advance for your understanding and hope you’ll join us in wishing Gary a speedy recovery,” reads the statement.

The Lt. Dan Band is named after Sinise’s character in “Forrest Gump.” Sinise plays the bass.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson