A June 16 crash in Los Angeles inflicted "major trauma" on the singer, whose website notes, "We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us."
New Orleans-born singer Merry Clayton, whose back-up vocal work for the likes of Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones was highlighted in the Academy Award-winning documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom", suffered severe injuries on Monday (6/16) when she was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. The news was posted to her website in the days following the incident.
"Merry was involved in a major automobile accident," the update on her website reads. "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."