Josh Owens is one of the stars of Discovery Channel’s incredible reality show Moonshiners, and we do not mind calling him an artist.
He, like his father, has spent more than a decade working on Discovery’s reality show “Moonshiners.” He is the man who took the not-quite-legal beverage to another level.
Josh has a coffee moonshine recipe that has us ready to break the law just to try it. This is not his only talent. He is a former professional motocross racer who still participates in the sport. Sadly, in March of 2023, he suffered some pretty horrific injuries while racing.
Here’s what we know about Josh Owens’s wreck.
What is Moonshiners?
Moonshiners is a Discovery Channel docudrama series about illegal moonshiners in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Magilla Entertainment handled its production.
The show depicts their liquor production efforts, law-breaking methods, and lives. Local officials have claimed that the show does not live up to its hype.
The show’s first season debuted on December 6, 2011. You can stream “Moonshiners” on Discovery+, Discovery+ Amazon Channel, and Sky Go, or download it to Apple TV or Amazon Video.
What happened to Josh on Moonshiners?
On March 3, Josh posted to Instagram that he was at the Sons of Speed antique board track at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway.
Practices were scheduled for 8 a.m., with races starting at noon. Unfortunately, Josh’s family posted again four days later, on March 7. “Just wanted to make a quick post for all the supporters of Josh.
We are focused on his healing right now, but your love and concern have not gone unnoticed, and once Josh has had time to recover, we are sure he will reach out.”
Nearly three weeks later, we got more information from Josh himself in a video he posted to Instagram on March 27.
“Everybody’s wondering what the hell happened to me,” he said, recording from a hospital bed. We can see a hint of a bandage on his right hand, and while he’s coherent, Josh does not look good.
“I got broken all to pieces in a bad motorcycle wreck,” he explains. “I broke my neck. I broke my back. Both my legs. I broke my arm, but I want you to know that I am tougher than a pine knot and still here.
And I’m going to be here until God brings me home.” He ends the video by thanking everyone for being there for him.
His comments were flooded with well-wishes from friends and fans who were relieved that he was still alive and hoping for a speedy recovery.
He has had an accident before. Hopefully, Josh will recover from his latest injuries.