Mickey Gilley, 81, is recovering after fracturing his left ankle and right shoulder in an automobile accident on Jan. 3.
Mickey and his son were on their way back to Branson, Mo., after an event in Texas when the accident occurred. Mickey’s son also sustained minor injuries and is on the mend.
“I had an accident yesterday,” said Mickey in a video post on Facebook. “We rolled a car about three times over. 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.”
Mickey will reschedule his Jan. 6 show in Greenville, Texas. He expects to resume his touring schedule on Jan. 20 in Weirsdale, Fla.
Mickey achieve success on the country charts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of No. 1 hits, including “Room Full of Roses,” “Stand By Me,” ″Window Up Above,” “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time” and more. His namesake Texas honky-tonk, Gilley’s, was the central location for the 1980 movie, Urban Cowboy.
photo courtesy Mickey Gilley Enterprises