News

Dolly Parton injured in car wreck

Dolly Parton injured in car wreck

FENDER-BENDER: Dolly Parton, 67, is recovering after a traffic crash. Photo: Reuters

By Tim Ghianni

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – Singer Dolly Parton was slightly injured on Monday when the SUV she was riding in as a passenger was hit by a car, police said, but the country music star posted on Facebook that she was fine and resting at home.

Parton, 67, was riding as a passenger in the front seat of a Nissan Xterra that was in a collision with another vehicle, Nashville police said.

“Parton received minor injuries,” the Nashville Police Department said in a statement.

Police said the driver of the other car failed to yield. The two drivers and Parton were taken to local hospitals for treatment, but none of the injuries appeared to be serious, police added.

Parton was quick to dispel concern from fans about her condition, posting on Facebook: “I was in a fender bender this morning, here in Nashville. But I am all good …Just a little tired and sore, resting at home.”

Parton, a long-time member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, is best known for songs such as “Jolene,” “9 to 5” and “I Will Always Love You.”

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Bad Boys 3’ is happening

willsmithmartin

Will Smith has promised fans "Bad Boys 3" will happen after meeting up with co-star Martin Lawrence for the first time in two years.

2 hours ago in Music

Eagles stars to honor Glenn Frey at Grammys

glennfrey

Frey's bandmates Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Joe Walsh, and Tim Schmidt will reunite at the awards show to perform a poignant tribute to the late rocker.

3 hours ago in Sports

NASCAR changes to franchise model

nascar

NASCAR has announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners.

3 hours ago in Sports

It’s now Professor Selig

budselig

The former baseball commissioner has a new gig.

3 hours ago in Music

John Legend, Demi Lovato to lead Lionel Richie Grammys tribute

lionelrichie

The "All Night Long" star is being honured as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year.

Bellingham Traffic