Amy Grant hospitalised
Singer Amy Grant has been hospitalised following a bike accident, suffering cuts and abrasions.
The 61-year-old was cycling with a friend in Nashville, Tennessee, when she fell off her bicycle.
Grant was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she was treated for her injuries and stayed overnight as a precaution, a representative told People.
“[She] will be staying another night for observation and treatment," the rep added.
Following the accident, Grant’s team shared an update on Instagram, thanking fans for their “prayers and well wishes”.
“Thank you to all those offering prayers and well wishes for Amy after her bike crash yesterday,” the post read.
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“She is in hospital receiving treatment but in stable condition. She is expected to go home later this week where she will continue to heal. Your kind thoughts and heartfelt prayers are felt and received. Amy was wearing her helmet and we would remind you all to do the same!”
The accident comes two years after the singer underwent open-heart surgery to correct a partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) - a rare heart defect she was born with but only discovered during a routine check-up.
When asked about her operation and health journey, Grant said she had “no idea” she had it.
"I think women tend to put their health on the back burner," she told Good Morning America last year
"It's more like, 'Oh my children, my grandchildren, my work, my spouse.' All of those things and we need the gift of each other. So even if you go, 'Oh, I got nothing on the radar,' just get somebody else to check it out."
Once she recovers from her accident, Grant will be in for a busy year, with a tour scheduled to start from next month. After performing a string of shows in Tennessee and other US states, Grant will be returning home for Christmas-themed shows with her husband of 22 years, singer-songwriter Vince Gill, in December.
At the end of the year, Grant will also be recognised by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with a Kennedy Center Honor - a prestigious accolade with previous recipients including George Clooney, Gladys Knight, and U2.
Image: @amygrantofficial (Instagram)