Grammy-winning R&B vocalist D’Angelo – who had been listed in critical condition in a Virginia hospital after his Hummer crashed into a fence and overturned – says he’s now ready to get back into the recording studio.
“I banged up my ribs but other than that I’m fine,” he told the Associated Press over the phone from his suburban Virginia home on Monday – two days after being released from the hospital.
The 31-year-old “Brown Sugar” singer (real name: Michael Eugene Archer) reportedly was not wearing his seatbelt on Sept. 19 when his vehicle ran off the road, hit a fence and flipped over, throwing him from the Hummer. The driver of the vehicle, Lynne Sellers, also was hurt, and she and D’Angelo were taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
As for the accident, D’Angelo said, “To tell you the truth, I don’t really remember anything.”
Police continue to investigate the accident.
D’Angelo and his lawyer and business adviser, L. Londell McMillan, told AP on Monday that the injuries were not serious. They said he was banged up and bruised but apparently had no broken bones.
“He has no cast on his body,” McMillan said from his New York office. “He’s walking around and he’s certainly talking.” In an earlier statement, McMillan said: “He is anxious to finish the recording of his soul masterpiece that the world has patiently awaited.”
Earlier this month. D’Angelo received a suspended prison sentence after pleading no contest to felony cocaine possession. He was sentenced to three years in prison with all three years suspended, and he was asked to pay court costs.