Mickey Gilley was involved in a frightening car crash on January 3 in Lufkin, Texas. His son, Michael, was driving them to Mickey’s theater in Bronson, Missouri when another car ran through a stop sign and crossed in front of their vehicle. Michael attempted to swerve out of the way, but ended up clipping the other car. Their vehicle rolled over three or four times and landed upside down.
The 81-year-old singer suffered a fractured right shoulder and a fractured left ankle, while his son escaped with a few bruises. Since the accident, Mickey postponed his January 6 concert, but vowed to fans that he will reschedule once he’s feeling 100%. He currently has three upcoming shows in January listed on his website. No word on if those will be postponed as well.
Sitting down for his first interview since the crash, Gilley spoke candidly about the incident. “The air bags didn’t deploy. I don’t know if that was a blessing or a curse,” he told ABC13 KTRK News. “It was like slow motion,” he continued. “The unbelievable feeling you get when you know you’re going to hit something and there’s nothing you can do about it.” . . . . Read More