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The mark of a true diva is ensuring the show goes on no matter what. Wednesday evening, legendary singer Diana Ross proved just that.
While Diana was on the way to a gig in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a 22-year-old student from a local university allegedly ran a stop sign, crashing into the Lincoln Town Car Limousine that Diana was riding in, and then hitting a fire hydrant. The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated for whiplash at her university, while Diana complained of neck and back pain, also likely due to whiplash from the impact.
Diana was treated for her injuries on the scene by paramedics and will be seeking further treatment at a later time. Unfortunately, the limo she was in had to be towed, but the 72-year-old singer still managed to get to her gig and perform for a welcoming crowd at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
After news of the accident spread over the course of the night following the show, worried fans tweeted their concerns for the singer’s welfare.
— S. (@Mofochronicles) April 14, 2016
I’m glad @DianaRoss is ok. My heart nearly dropped when I saw the headline.
— Imani. (@heal_tha_world) April 14, 2016
Undoubtedly bombarded by a slew of messages and well wishes from fans, friends and family members, Diana released a tweet of her own Thursday afternoon reassuring fans she was okay.
I was involved in a car accident yesterday, but I’m fine.I ask you not to worry. I will see you tonight at the show in Providence 🙂
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) April 14, 2016
Diana performed at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island last night and will continue on her In the Name of Love tour through July.