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Amy Grant Says She’s Back To Her ‘Old, Rascally Self’ After Bike Accident

Photo from Amy Grant’s Instagram

Amy Grant Says She’s Back To Her ‘Old, Rascally Self’ After Bike Accident

By Movieguide® Contributor

Amid her recovery after a scary bike accident, singer Amy Grant attended this year’s Kennedy Center Honors where she spoke about what her return to the stage.

“Last week was my first time back on stage, and I can’t think of a more gentle way to get back into the limelight than doing a Christmas concert with my dear friend Michael W. Smith,” Grant shared.

She continued, “I was nervous that first day. I forgot lyrics to songs that I wrote. I’m just on a healing journey, but this time here. You know, love and kindness is also very healing, and I’m not kidding — I feel filled up from head to toe.”

Grant credits her husband Vince Gill for helping her recover. 

“He has just been so patient,” Grant said. “Vince has a kind of way of grounding the space that we’re in even without saying a word. I think early on I said, ‘What if I’m different, what if I’m not the same?’ and he said, ‘Hey, every day we wake up a little different, and we love each other, and it’s good.'” 

She added, “I feel like my old rascally self.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Grant’s accident:

Christian singer Amy Grant will take a break from her August concert schedule to recover from a bike accident last Wednesday.

“Amy Grant was in an accident after hitting a pothole while riding her bicycle with a friend (note: she was wearing a helmet). Following a brief hospitalization where she was treated for her injuries, doctors have ordered additional recovery time at home for Amy, where she is now resting comfortably,” her team posted on the singer’s Instagram page.

This comes two years after the singer underwent open heart surgery for PAPVR, a rare condition Grant was born with but only discovered later in life, as Movieguide® previously reported.

While Grant is stable, she has rescheduled her August concerts in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, and Wilmington to April and June 2023 due to “doctor’s orders.”

“All tickets will be honored at the new performance dates. There are no other changes to her touring schedule at this time,” the Instagram post added.

PEOPLE reports that Grant was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital, where she was treated for cuts and abrasions. She stayed at the hospital for a few days after the accident for observation and treatment and has since returned home.

The accident comes only a few days after Grant was named one of five recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.

She will join singer Gladys Knight, actor George Clooney, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León, and the rock band U2 at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House on December 4 for the event.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine ever receiving this prestigious Kennedy Center Honors,” the singer said. “Through the years, I’ve watched so many of my heroes serenaded by colleagues and fellow artists, always moved by the ability of music and film to bring us together and to see the best in each other.”