Diana Ross was injured in a car accident in the city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania when an SUV crashed into the singer's limousine after going through a stop sign. Ross was on her way to the Sands Bethlehem Events Centre for a performance just before 5 pm on 13 April when the crash occurred on the 100 block of 3rd Street on the city's south side.
The 72-year-old complained of head and neck pain and was attended to at the scene by paramedics. No one else was hurt in the the collision. Her Lincoln Town Car was towed away after the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, a 22-year-old New Jersey woman received a traffic citation , The Morning Call reports.
The former lead singer of The Supremes turned to Twitter to reassure her fans that she is ok after the accident. She tweeted: "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 :)" The singer said she would seek further treatment.
Ross performed as scheduled at the Sands casino complex in Bethlehem later that evening. The Mowtown legend who has been performing for five decades said her stage shows are a "celebration". "I am hoping that every one of my performances feels like a celebration. Touring to me is like, each place, even though I might be returning, it feels brand new. And it's like a new adventure. I tour because I enjoy it and I am having fun."
On hearing news of the accident, fans of the star sent her their good wishes on social media.