Amy Grant talks about recovering from a bike accident
Amy Grant has been performing for decades – and has more than enough Grammys to fill a shelf – but the idea of returning to the stage scared her when she decided to do it near her home in July after her bicycle accident last July Nashville did for the first time.
“So the first night of the Christmas tour, which is the first time back on the road… and I was chasing,” the “Every Heartbeat” singer said Wednesday Today. “I held on to the piano. Before the show, I was like, ‘I’m so scared. I’m so afraid.’ And I work with so many great singers and they’re like, ‘We got you, we got you.'”
Her concern was understandable. For one, Grant has explained that she struggled with memory loss following the traumatic brain injury she sustained. Initially, she coped by jotting down the facts she needed to know and using a teleprompter to recall texts.
“I wrote this long book. It was a spiral notebook,” she said. “And I only wrote to remember writing — to make sure I could remember all the names in my family, which I couldn’t at first.”
The Christian singer turned to her faith even in the dark times. Her recovery was amid many health issues, including heart surgery and a cyst on her neck that affected her voice, that she has faced in recent years.
“It helped me not to be afraid,” she said. “And just to leave, however it turns out, I believe I’m held by love, just like I believe you and everyone I meet.”
Grant, who is married to country singer Vince Gill, is slowly returning to his fighting form; Doctors said she could have cognitive problems for up to 18 months. But, like she said, everything she’s been through has helped her appreciate that beauty and goodness are there, even in trauma.
“I feel fantastic,” said Grant. “I mean really starting in 2020 I feel like if I were a car I would have to make a lot of trips to the store. And I feel like I’m about to show up. I said, ‘Oh man, I feel like a classic now. And actually revved up in a really nice way.”
She will be releasing her first new music in a decade, a song called “Trees We’ll Never See,” featuring singer Cory Asbury, on March 24.
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