“I feel like I’m showing up”
Amy Grant was down but definitely not out.
The six-time Grammy winner is making new music after being involved in one serious bicycle accident near her home in Nashville last summer, which rendered her unconscious for 10 minutes and caused traumatic brain injury and memory loss.
“I wrote this long book. It was a spiral notebook. And I just wrote to remember to write — to make sure I could remember all the names in my family, which I couldn’t at first,” she told TODAY’s Craig Melvin in an interview aired on March 1. aired in March.
Grant, 62, even says she is forgot some texts to their songs.
“So the first night of the Christmas tour, which is the first time back on tour, teleprompter, and I was on the heels,” she said. “I kind of held on to the piano. Before the show, I was like, ‘I’m so scared. I’m so scared.” And I work with so many great singers and they’re like, ‘We got you, we got you.'”
Grant who is married to fellow singer Vince GilShe was told it could take up to 18 months to fully recover from her cognitive problems. The accident is also one of many medical matters she has had to deal with in recent years. She had heart surgery in 2020 and in January she had a cyst removed from her throat.
“(I was) working with a singer and she said, ‘What’s going on in your throat? Put your head back,'” she said. “And I said, ‘I know. It’s like having an Adam’s apple that just keeps getting bigger.” Unbeknownst to me, I had a thyroglossal cyst.”
Known for hits like “Baby Baby” and “That’s What Love Is For,” Grant says she’s back on her feet after everything she’s been through.
“I feel fantastic,” she said. “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.”
Grant has practiced her singing and relied on her faith to help her overcome whatever obstacles came her way.
“It helped me not to be afraid. And just leaving, however it turns out, I believe I’m held by love, just like I believe you and everyone I meet,” she said.
Grant has resumed touring and returned to the studio to make her first new music in a decade. She says the bike accident taught her a valuable lesson.
“For me, it was just a great reminder that life is dynamic, people are dynamic,” she said. “Nobody is completely good, nobody is completely bad. A circumstance is not all bad or all good. Even in the worst, worst, worst trauma, beauty and goodness are still there.”
This article was originally published on TODAY.com
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