Famed Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" backup singer Merry Clayton was seriously injured in a car accident on Monday.
Her official website provided these details: "It is with deep regret, but also deep gratitude, that we announce the following about our beloved Merry Clayton. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, Merry was involved in a major automobile accident in Los Angeles, California.
"Merry sustained severe injuries to her lower body, including major trauma to her lower extremities. We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us.
"She has a long road of recovery ahead and we thank you all for your prayers as we link arms together with faith and the Lord's strength for her rapid healing.
"For all that know her personally, and those that have been blessed by her God-given talents, please know that her spirit is very strong and her faith unwavering. Her voice is not silenced and His praises continue to be on her lips."
Apart from her vocals on the legendary Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd classics, Merry has worked with a wide range of artists including Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, Carole King, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Etta James, Joe Cocker, Tori Amos, Jerry Garcia and Neil Young. Merry's official site.