Merry Clayton, the powerfully soulful session vocalist who blew minds worldwide with her performance on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," was seriously injured in a June 16 car crash in Los Angeles, the Guardian reports.
Here's a message posted on Clayton's website about the incident:
At approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, Merry was involved in a major automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. Merry sustained severe injuries to her lower body, including major trauma to her lower extremities. We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us.
She has a long road of recovery ahead and we thank you all for your prayers as we link arms together with faith and the Lord’s strength for her rapid healing.
Here's hoping for a swift recovery for the 65-year-old Clayton, who starred in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom.