Former O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel is asking for prayers after he says his parents, Darren and Paula, were injured in a car accident after being hit by a drunk driver.
“Please say a prayer for my Mom and Dad,” Angel tweeted on Tuesday. “They were in a head on collision yesterday evening with a drunk driver.”
The 34-year-old singer and actor -- who recently appeared in the Broadway touring company of Wicked -- went into greater detail on Instagram, where he posted a photo of him with his mother.
“Last night I got the worst phone call that anyone can get about a loved one,” he wrote. “My parents were in a head on collision yesterday evening with a drunk driver. My mom was driving and got the worst of it. She is in the ICU and will have to undergo multiple surgeries as she has broken nearly every bone in her body.”
Angel said it took fire and rescue crews over an hour to cut his mother from the car, and went on to express his emotional reaction to the “senseless” tragedy.
“I can’t understand how anybody can get behind the wheel after drinking,” he continued. “Please say a prayer for my Mom and Dad.”