Multi-platinum and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jewel was involved in a two car collision at approximately 11 AM CT Friday morning (March 11) in Stephenville, Texas, when a fire truck smashed into the passenger side of her vehicle, according to TMZ.
The “Foolish Games” chanteuse, who two months ago revealed she was pregnant with her first child, were immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where tests revealed both mother and baby were doing fine.
“Hey everyone-just got released from the ER & my Dr’s office- everything is fine-me & the baby r ok- thanx 4 all your thoughts & prayers,” Jewel wrote on her official Twitter account Friday evening.
“Dr said no working out- so I’m going to take it easy this weekend. Just a little sore and banged up- but feeling so blessed this morning,” she tweeted as follow-up early morning Saturday (March 12).
Pictures of the accident show a severely crumpled and nearly destroyed Cadillac SRX, the nose of the fire truck still wedged into the silver car’s frame. The singer credits the car with the fact that she survived.
“1 thing I do know is my car saved my & baby’s life-definitely going 2 get another Cadillac SRX!” she tweeted. “It absorbed all the damage & kept me safe!”
Jewel is in the third trimester of her pregnancy, the first child for both the 36-year-old and her rodeo star husband Ty Murray, who married in 2008.
“I have always been a workaholic, so I had to learn how to slow down and take care of myself in a different way,” she said in a January interview about the prospect of being a mom. “I’m trying to be in the moment and really enjoy my pregnancy. I feel really lucky.”
Jewel is reportedly working on a new collection of children’s tunes, a follow-up of sorts to her 2009 LP Lullaby.