Country singer Mickey Gilley was in a good mood despite being involved in a car accident on Wednesday in East Texas, KTRK reported.
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"The airbags did not unfold," the 81-year-old singer said. "I do not know if that was a blessing or a curse."
Gilley suffered a broken ankle and shoulder after the car in which he and his son were turned at an intersection to avoid another car, KTRK reported.  Gilley said his son was driving a Toyota Scion north on US 59 as they headed toward the singer's house in Branson, Missouri. When another car crossed in front of them at an intersection, Gilley's son swerved to avoid it and his car overturned, KTRK reported.
"It was like slow motion," Gilley told KTRK. "The incredible feeling you have when you know you're going to hit something and there's nothing you can do about it."
Remember your son by cutting him off the seatbelt. He was photographed with a red jacket after he was rescued.
"At the age of 81, I'm very lucky, when I open my shows now, I tell people that I just turned 81, I hope I look like I'm 50. I walk like I'm 90 years old," Gilley said. . "So I'm going to walk like I have 100 now, with this boot on my left leg"