Ever the professional, the former Supremes singer had sustained minor neck injuries in the crash in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Diana Ross demonstrated her dedication to the old-fashioned showbiz principle that ‘the show must go on’, as she performed a gig in Pennsylvania earlier this week despite being injured in a car crash on the way to the venue.
The 72 year old former Supremes singer sustained minor injuries to her neck and head when the limousine she was travelling in was struck by an SUV that ran a stop sign in Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday evening (April 13th). Ross complained of neck and head pain when she was treated by paramedics at the scene, but she said that she would seek further treatment on her own.
Diana Ross performing on her 'In The Name of Love' tour in January 2016
The Lincoln Town Car in which she was being driven was not so fortunate – it had to be towed away from the scene of the accident. But Ross proceeded to the venue at the Sands casino complex in the town, where she performed a full set, making no mention of the scrape she’d just been involved in.
The following day, police released a statement saying that Jane Mousseau, the 22 year old New Jersey-born driver of the offending SUV, had been given a traffic citation. Neither she, nor anybody else, was hurt in the crash.
Ross is currently in the middle of an extensive tour, called ‘In The Name of Love’, and took to social media the following day to assure fans in Providence, RI, that her gig in the town that evening would go ahead as scheduled.
“I was involved in a car accident yesterday. I'm going to be a little sore, but it was mostly shocking. I have a very tiny sore bump on my forehead at my hairline. I ask you not to worry. I will see you tonight at the show in Providence,” she wrote on Twitter.