Mickey Gilley Injured in Rollover Car Accident

  • Mickey Gilley Injured in Rollover Car Accident

Mickey Gilley Injured in Rollover Car Accident

Country singer Mickey Gilley is recovering from a fractured ankle and shoulder suffered January 3 when an SUV he and his son were riding in wrecked in East Texas.

A statement from Gilley's publicist on Thursday said the two were injured Wednesday when their vehicle rolled over near Corrigan, Texas.

Michael Gilley's wife, Susan, reported that Mickey Gilley sustained a broken ankle and shoulder in the accident, while Michael is sore, but unharmed. According to the report, another driver ran a stop sign in front of the 2013 Toyota SUV Michael Gilley was driving.

In a Facebook post Thursday, Gilley, 81, says he's "pretty good" but "having a hard time walking" because of a medical boot on his left leg. The 81-year-old singer has a fractured ankle and fractured right shoulder and will reschedule his next concert scheduled for Greeneville, Texas, on January 6. Gilley will resume his normal touring schedule on January 20 with a show at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, Fla. Several of his other hits include "Chains of Love" (1977), "Honky Tonk Memories" (1977), "She's Pulling Me Back Again" (1977), and "Here Comes the Hurt Again" (1978). He swerved to avoid an accident but clipped another vehicle in the process, which led to his vehicle rolling over and landing upside down on the side of the road.

Gilley, 81, rose to fame in country music in the 1970s, thanks in part to his No. 1 song "Room Full of Roses". He underwent years of physical therapy after an accident in 2009 left him paralyzed and unable to work. His legendary nightclub, Gilley's, served as the main setting for the movie Urban Cowboy.