Dolly Parton was slightly injured in a car crash when she was riding as a passenger in the front seat of a Nissan Xterra that was hit, but the country music star posted on Facebook that she was fine and resting at home.
Police said the driver of the other car failed to yield. The two drivers and the singer were taken to local hospitals for treatment. None of the injuries appeared to be serious, according to police.
“Parton received minor injuries,” the Nashville Police Department said in a statement. The singer told the AP she was “all good” but “just a little tired and sore.” The 67-year-old was quick to dispel concern from fans about her condition.
“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,” she posted on Facebook. Within minutes, fans of the superstar responded with words of support.
Meanwhile, Parton recently announced she’s heading to Australia. She will take her Blue Smoke World Tour to Australia in February 2014. The tour is in support of her latest album, Blue Smoke, with a release date to be announced soon.
“Australia, here I come again,” Parton said. “We have a lot of new and exciting things for the show and can’t wait to share it with you. I love my fans in that part of the world. You’ve been so very good to me for so many years and I know that we’re gonna have a wonderful time. It’s a long way from home in your part of the world, but I always feel like I’m right at home. So Australia, I’m coming home. Wait up!”
Parton will soon announce new VIP packages for the upcoming tour that include access to her personal wardrobe and instruments, a backstage tour, and an opportunity to meet the singer.