Seth Udinski, FISM News
Multiplatinum Christian singer/songwriter Amy Grant was hospitalized on Wednesday following a biking accident, according to reports.
Updated reports on Thursday revealed the good news that the 61-year-old artist is in stable condition and recovering well at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Religion News Service reported that Grant was wearing a helmet during the accident and that she is being treated for relatively minor “cuts and abrasions.” She is likely to be released Friday.
In December of this year, Grant will be recognized by the Kennedy Center Honors, which recognizes lifetime achievements in the arts and entertainment. She will accept the honor alongside four others, including actor and filmmaker George Clooney and the members of the rock band U2.
Upon the announcement of the honor, Grant shared a statement of gratitude, saying,
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine ever receiving this prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. 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. I cannot wait to celebrate with my fellow honorees, friends, and family. Thank you for widening the circle to include all of us.
Grant has been a top-selling Christian music artist since her early career in the 1980s. She is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of Christian Pop.” She has recorded several popular hits in both Christians and mainstream circles including, “Baby Baby,” “Next Time I Fall,” and “Place in This World,” which she co-wrote with longtime friend and fellow Christian artist Michael W. Smith.
Fox News reported that she has sold more than 30 million albums in her 40-year career.