Mary Clayton has been seriously injured in a car crash that took place in Los Angeleson June 16th. A statement posted on her official website reads: “Merry was involved in a major automobile accident. Merry sustained severe injuries to her lower body, including major trauma to her lower extremities. We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us.”
Clayton is famous for singing on The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” Neil Young’s self-titled debut album, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” and also for performing and recording with Joe Cocker, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, and many others. She was also featured in the Academy Award-nominated 2013 film 20 Feet From Stardom.