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Questions that still abound about the nature of his motorcycle accident. After his European tour in 1966, he was under a great deal of pressure - an ABC Television show already paid for, Macmillan demanding a finished manuscript of the poem/novel Tarantula and an extensive summer/autumn tour already scheduled.
On July 29, 1966, Dylan crashed his 500cc Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle on a road near his home in Woodstock, New York, and he came off.
No ambulance was called and he was not hospitalised. The extent of his injuries have never been disclosed, though Dylan claimed that he broke some neck vertebrae.
It was much later that he talked about his career and private/family life in the time before the crash, leading some biographers to assert that the crash offered Dylan the much-needed chance to escape from his pressures.
Whatever the truth, the fact is that, he did not tour again for 8 years apart from a few selected appearances.