COUNTRY ICON, MICKEY GILLEY, RECOVERING AFTER AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

05/01/2018

January 6 Show in Greenville, Texas to be Rescheduled, Remaining Tour Schedule Will Remain the Same
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 4, 2018) – Country music artist Mickey Gilley and his son were involved in a motor vehicle accident on January 3rd. The pair were on their way back to Branson after an event in Texas and rolled over numerous times off the interstate. Each are recovering with minor injuries, Gilley sustained a fractured ankle and a fractured right shoulder along with some bumps and bruises.

Due to the injuries, Gilley is forced to reschedule his January 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.”

To watch his entire videoed statement on Facebook, click here. 
 

About Mickey Gilley
Country music artist Mickey Gilley has been wowing fans with his haunting sound of Louisiana rhythm and blues since 1957. The Mississippi native grew up with his two famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, surrounded by the influence of music. Gilley made his chart topper debut with his song "Is It Wrong For Loving You," in which Kenny Rogers played the guitar. After moving to Pasadena, Texas in 1971, Gilley opened his world famous Honky-Tonk night club. He continued to show chart success with hits like "City Lights" and "Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time" both of which reached number one on the Billboard Country Charts. At age 81, Gilley continues to walk out on stage and sing his hits to share his musical career with audiences across the country.

 

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