Mickey Gilley, Son Michael Involved in Car Accident

Mickey Gilley

Country music artist Mickey Gilley and his son were involved in a motor vehicle accident on January 3rd.

Father and son were returning to their home outside Houston from Branson, Mo., when their vehicle "rolled over numerous times" according to a statement from his publicist, Zach Farnum.

A family member of country legend Mickey Gilley, 81, confirmed the singer and his son were involved in a auto accident Wednesday morning.

Word is that another driver ran a stop sign in front of them, and Michael Gilley swerved, but the SUV clipped the other vehicle which caused his SUV to roll over and landed upside-down in a median.

Susan Gilley, Michael Gilley's wife, tells KJAS, that her husband is "sore, but otherwise okay". We rolled a auto about three times over", he explained to fans via social media, "I have a fractured left ankle and a fractured right shoulder. After receiving medical treatment, Mickey and Michael Gilley were released to leave with Susan Gilley. I am having a hard time walking because I have a big boot on my left leg. "I walk like I'm 90", Gilley said. He plans to resume performances on January 20 at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, Florida.

We're sending lots of healing prayers and wishes to Mickey and Michael as they recover from what could have been a much more tragic accident, and we hope to see them both back onstage sooner rather than later. Since 1974, he's charted 17 No. 1 hits including "Room Full of Roses", "I Overlooked an Orchid", "City Lights" and "Window Up Above".

East Texas News reported in 2011 that Gilley recovered from a fall that left him temporarily paralyzed.

Gilley and the Pasadena club carrying his name gained fame with the 1980 movie "Urban Cowboy".



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