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May262015

Vickie Winans Back On The Road One Week After Surgery Following Freak Accident

Vickie Winans’ arm is in a sling as she recovers from a recent surgery (Credit: Instagram)Article By Jennifer Parker:: EEW Magazine News

Share It’s only been a week since gospel recording artist Vickie Winans, 61, underwent surgery. And yet, she’s back on the road.

The May 19 operation to repair a painful rotator cuff tear in her shoulder became necessary after a freak accident last year.

According to Winans, while staying in the room of a five-star hotel, a chandelier fell on her, hitting her head, shoulder and arm.

Due to the forceful blow, the “Release It” singer was left with ruptured muscular tissue, negatively affecting her tour schedule.

“Right before I just broke on down and had the surgery, my shoulder was getting so bad until I had to start canceling dates!” she explained in an Instagram post.

For a time, Winans attempted to keep up her normally frenetic pace of travel, but the pain became too much to handle.

The vocalist, whose career began in 1985 with the release of her debut solo album Be Encouraged, received a “Stellar Medal of Distinction,” at this year’s Stellar Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

Vickie Winans shows off her "Stellar Medal of Distinction" received at the 30th Annual Stellar Awards in Las Vegas(Credit" Instagram)

While she was emotionally excited about the recognition, Winans said she was physically “miserable” the whole time. It was peak moment in her career, but  “It was seriously downhill with my shoulder from there!” she said.

So then, the much-needed surgical procedure was scheduled and completed, and turned out to be a success.

Now Winans is finally on the mend and has quickly gotten back in the saddle.

“God blessed my shows in Chicago and Portsmouth all while wearing my sling and I was still blinged out!” wrote Winans, whose recovery will include four months of physical therapy.

Though she is happy to be out and about, she admits some of her family members think it’s all too much too soon.

Upon finding out Winans was already traveling, Mario Winans, her son, was “livid,” she said and respectfully chided her.

Despite loved ones’ disapproval, Winans isn’t slowing down by much.

Perhaps her tenaciousness is why she has earned the industry-wide reputation of being “The hardest working woman in gospel music.”

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