Amy Grant has opened up about her recovery from a concussion caused by a bicycle accident last July.
The 62-year-old singer told E! Backstage news live from the Music Center: Concert celebrating Jerry Moss in Los Angeles on January 14th.
“It’s been six months, so I feel really good! I expect to get better,” added Grant, one of the event’s star performers.
The “Baby, Baby” singer revealed she’s still battling memory issues, including forgetting the words to her songs on stage. “So far, now, I use a teleprompter,” she said. “Having one tonight. I’m so happy. I used the teleprompter on my Christmas trip.”
The Grammy winner added that her memory issues sometimes pop up when talking to old friends, which can lead to awkward moments.
“So, I had dinner with a high school friend that night. We used to spend the night at each other’s houses. I said, ‘I’m sorry to ask you, are you still with your husband?'” She said Douglas died seven years ago. Dead, like I’m hearing it for the first time!” she recalled.
While forgetfulness can be a challenge, Grant says it’s “a blessing” to be open and honest with others.
“Like, I saw people at the airport and they said, ‘Hey, nice to meet you!’ I said, ‘Call me crazy. You must tell me your name! “It’s someone I know,” the singer recalled, adding, “Everyone loves that excuse! Everyone should. Telling the truth makes life easier.”
Grant’s rep confirmed to TODAY on July 28 that the singer had hit a pothole the day before while riding a bike with friends. Grant, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he remained for several days.
Grant’s doctors initially advised the singer to postpone the August concert date. The following month, the singer’s team updated fans on the health status and announced that concerts in September and October were also canceled because Grant “needed more time to recover from his injury and concussion.”
Grant’s manager, Jennifer Cook, told fans at the time that the singer was “getting stronger every day.”
“As she did after her heart surgery, we were amazed at the speed of her recovery,” Cook said, referring to Grant’s 2020 open-heart surgery. “However, despite her improving condition, we have made the difficult decision to postpone her fall tour so she can focus on her recovery and rebuilding her strength.”
The update comes just days after Grant’s husband, country music superstar Vince Gill, took to the stage with the couple’s daughter Corinna Grant-Gill to perform a special song for Grant, “When My Amy Prays.” .
“We’re going to sing this song I wrote for my wife, Amy. We haven’t done much, but we’ve been thinking about her because of her accident and everything she’s been through,” Jill said in a video posted on Grant’s Facebook page. said in. “And I thought how sweet it would be if her youngest sang this song I wrote for her.”
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