Mickey Gilley went through a scary situation on Jan. 3 when he was involved in a dangerous car accident. Luckily, as ABC News reports, a representative for the country music legend says he is doing okay following the crash. However, he did break his ankle and shoulder during the accident. His son, who was driving the vehicle, received only minor scrapes and bruises.
According to Country Rebel, 81-year-old Mickey Gilley and his son Michael were traveling to Branson at the time of the crash. A second vehicle ran a stop sign, and Michael was not able to avoid hitting it. The SUV Michael and his father were traveling in rolled four times before coming to a stop on the hood.
Mickey Gilley is a legend in the world of country music. He became popular during the 1970s and had a string of hits over the next two decades. Some of his most famous hits came after the movie “Urban Cowboy” featured one of his singles on the soundtrack.
At that point, Gilley became a household name as part of the crossover country crowd who also had success on the pop charts. Some of Gilley’s most famous songs are “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time,” “You Mean So Very Much to Me,” “Room Full of Roses” and a cover of the classic “Stand By Me.”
Today, Gilley still performs regularly. Hopefully, this will be something he continues to do despite this latest setback. Of course, Gilley’s had injuries in the past. Almost a decade ago, he fell while helping a neighbor move and broke four vertebrae in his back. Although the damage did paralyze him, with physical therapy, he was able to regain his ability to walk again.
Gilley currently owns a theater in Branson. While he does perform shows in this theater, others also utilize the space from time to time. Reports say that he and his son are now both back in Pasadena, Texas to recover. Hopefully, the resilient country legend will be back on his feet soon entertaining his fans once again.