Amy Grant Talks ‘Healing Journey’ After Head Injury From Bike Crash: ‘I Forgot Lyrics To Songs I Wrote’

Amy Grant is on the road to recovery after suffering a traumatic head injury earlier this year.

The 62-year-old Christian music singer exclusively told Fox News Digital that while she’s grateful to be sharing the space with fans again, her road back to health after a bike accident hasn’t been easy.

Grant was one of five recipients of the 45th Kennedy Center Honors, which also included George Clooney, Gladys Knight, Tania León, and others Members of the band U2including Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

When asked how she feels being back in the spotlight after her traumatic accident earlier this year, Grant jokingly said, “Am I drooling?”

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Amy Grant received the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC on Sunday.
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“I got back on stage for the first time last week and I can’t think of a gentler way to step back into the limelight than to do a Christmas concert with my dear friend Michael W. Smith,” said Grant.

“I was nervous that first day. I forgot lyrics to songs I wrote. I’m only on a healing journey, but this time here. You know, love and kindness are also very healing, and I’m not kidding — I feel you filled from head to toe.”

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However, she was not without guidance through the process.

Grant credited husband Vince Gill with providing her with a “grounding” place to heal after July’s bike accident that saw her fall to the ground after hitting a pothole.

The “Baby, Baby” singer was knocked unconscious for up to 15 minutes and had to postpone her fall concert tour to recover.

Honoree Amy Grant said husband Vince Gill was patient with her while she recovered from a bike accident.

Honoree Amy Grant said husband Vince Gill was patient with her while she recovered from a bike accident.
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Amy Grant received a Kennedy Center Honor for her decades of achievement in the music industry.

Amy Grant received a Kennedy Center Honor for her decades of achievement in the music industry.
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“He was just so patient,” Grant said. “Vince has a way of grounding the space we’re in, even without saying a word.

“I think I said early on, ‘What if I’m different, what if I’m not the same?’ and he said, ‘Hey, we wake up a little different every day and we love each other, and that’s good.'”

She added, “I feel like my old villain.”

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Grant is excited to get back on stage and to be with the audience that makes her feel at home.

“I think since COVID, audiences are entering a rehearsal space with a different kind of appreciation than experiencing things together,” she said.

Ellie Holcomb praised Amy Grant at the 45th Kennedy Center Honors ceremony.

Ellie Holcomb praised Amy Grant at the 45th Kennedy Center Honors ceremony.
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“Closeness is important and I think since then, audiences and performers have just been so grateful for each other’s gift. It makes everything a beautiful shared experience.”

On Sunday night, President Biden honored Grant for her dedication to the arts.

“She deserves it. She would be embarrassed if anyone said that because she’s such a humble person,” Drew Holcomb told Fox News Digital. “She has created great art and impacted people’s lives everywhere she has gone for a long time. She is a wonderful person. She changed the city of Nashville over the years and really created a genre. She really is, more than that, just a wonderful person and a wonderful artist.

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“I think watching her see other people — really seeing people and helping them feel seen and loved — was a beautiful thing, even as a little kid,” said country singer Ellie Holcomb.

“My father produced all of her records, so I’ve seen her on this journey with grace, humility and authenticity, and she sings songs that expand the circle, and I think that creates space for us all to feel like there is one.” place where we belong.”

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