Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, actress, and writer who was never shy when talking about things like her childhood and career. But one thing not many fans know is that she was once hospitalized after a car accident in Nashville.
Find out more about the crash the Queen of the Country sent to the emergency room here.
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Dolly Parton was in a car accident with her best friend
The songbird “I will always love you” was in a car wreck with her long-time friend Judy Ogle.
“Judy and I have been best friends since we were little kids,” Parton told The Sun. “Our parents knew each other, we grew up together, we were like sisters, we became best friends. She was very calm, I was very sociable. So we made perfect friends.
“We all went through school together. She went into the army when we graduated because she needed insurance and had to help her family, and I tried to make it. As soon as she got off she came to Nashville and we’ve been together ever since. “
Ogle was behind the wheel when she and Parton were involved in a car accident in Music City.
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Judy Ogle was trapped in the car, Parton was taken to the hospital
On the morning of October 21, 2013, the Nissan Ogle and Parton were boned by a Mitsubishi.
TMZ released audio of the 911 call in which the witness revealed that Ogle was trapped in the car and needed help getting out of the car. Authorities said she was not to blame for the collision.
Parton was taken to an area hospital, where she was later released with minor injuries. After the crash, the country star said she was rested at home and just a little “tired and sore”.
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Parton was injured as a child but did not go to the emergency room
Parton was injured in another accident as a child. The childhood incident did not involve a car, but she probably should have gone to the hospital. However, the singer stated in an episode of Dr. Oz Show in 2017 that her parents didn’t have the money to pay a doctor, so her mother took care of the gruesome injury herself.
“I was probably around 6 or 7 years old. I jumped over the fence onto a broken mason jar and cut three toes,” said artist Jolene to Dr. Mehmet Oz. “Just my little toes on my right foot – almost gone. And they just hung there. So … my father and brothers had to hold me.
“Mom, she gave cornmeal – now you are a doctor, you may know – I think the cornmeal should absorb the blood,” she said, to which Dr Oz nodded and agreed.
Parton continued, “They put kerosene on it as an antiseptic, and mom took her sewing needles – she made our quilts and stuff – and she literally had to sew my toes back on. But they worked and they are healed and I am still walking on them! “