EXCLUSIVE: Dolly Parton Opens Up About Car Accident

And has message for her fans.

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Just a little over a week since being involved in a car accident that sent her to a Nashville hospital, Dolly Parton is looking as beautiful as ever. And she has a message for concerned fans.

“I’m fine. As you can see!” Dolly told Country Weekly this morning. She also explained exactly what happened the day of the crash.

“Judy, my best friend, and I were heading to the studio to finish up Blue Smoke, my record, and this lady just pulled out in front of us and we hit her,” she said. “It wasn’t that hard. Thank goodness we weren’t going that fast.”

The impact wasn’t forceful enough to activate any of the safety features of the Nissan SUV in which Dolly was riding either.

“Nobody’s airbags inflated or deflated—mine or Nissan’s!” the famously voluptuous Dolly said with a laugh. “We were fine. Just a little sore and bruised where the seatbelt went across.”

In fact, Dolly said this was her first accident. “I’ve never been in anything like this. All of a sudden, you just feel the pressure in your chest. But we’re good, we’re fine, thanks for the concern,” she reiterated.

“As far as I know, if I die, it’ll be from something besides that!”

Look for more on Dolly, her new album and world tour, as well as her friendship with Kenny Rogers, in an upcoming issue of Country Weekly.

 

 

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