On Wednesday, January 3, country music legend Mickey Gilley was in an extreme car crash. Gilley was with his son, Michael, headed to Branson, Missouri.
The 81-year-old owns a theater in Branson and performs regularly at it. According to Country Rebel, the music legend was en route to the theater when another driver ran a stop sign right in front of him and Michael, who was at the wheel.
While Michael tried to swerve out of the way of the other driver, he ended up clipping the other vehicle. The impact caused Gilley's SUV to roll four times and land upside down.
According to his daughter-in-law, Gilley suffered a broken shoulder and ankle. Other than that, both the singer and his son are doing well despite the trauma.
In his career prime, Gilley was the recipient of several Country Music Awards and produced dozens of award-winning songs. In the 1980s, the singer decided to transition to pop music and began winning awards in that category as well. In 1980, Mickey Gilley's fame skyrocketed when his singing was featured in the film "Urban Cowboy" starring John Travolta.
As a singer and piano player, Gilley was best known for his hit songs "Room Full of Roses," "Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time," and a remake of "Stand by Me."
As an 81-year-old, Gilley has had a few other health scares before this car crash. In 2009, he was moving furniture for a friend when a couch fell on top of him. He reportedly had crushed four vertebrae and was temporarily paralyzed.
Thankfully, Gilley is expected to make a full recovery from these injuries. Share your prayers for a speedy recovery! In other recent news, one type of lettuce is now causing E. Coli and has already caused one death. Please pray for safety.