Mickey Gilley and his son were involved in a car accident earlier this week, on Jan. 3. The pair were returning to Branson after an event in Texas and rolled over numerous times off the interstate. Both Gilley and his son are recovering with minor injuries, and Gilley sustained a fractured ankle and a fractured right shoulder along with some bumps and bruises in the accident.
Due to the injuries, Gilley is forced to reschedule his Jan. 6 show at The Texas Theatre in Greenville, Texas. While the new date will be announced in the coming weeks, he plans to resume his normal touring schedule on January 20 at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, Florida.
“I had an accident yesterday. We rolled a car about three times over,” Gilley explains to fans via Facebook, “I have a fractured left ankle and a fractured right shoulder. I am having a hard time walking because I have a big boot on my left leg. But other than that I’m doing pretty good. To be 81 years old and put myself through what I’ve been through it’s kinda tough sometimes on the old man but I don’t intend to retire. I will be out there on the road and I’ll see you real soon.”
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