Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is considered one of the most successful crossover performers in Latin music to date.
Her personal life is as impressive and timeless as her music career. She’s been married to husband Emilio Estefan for 36 years and together they have collected 26 GRAMMY Awards. Their life together is jam-packed with incredible stories, of both trials and tribulations and most importantly, music.
ET's Nischelle Turner caught up with the longtime husband and wife as tickets went on sale for On Your Feet, the new stage musical chronicling their life together and how Gloria got on her feet following the tragic tour bus accident that nearly ended her life in 1990.
Gloria recounted the scary incident and explained that it was the "power of prayer" that got her through the dark time. "I felt like I was plugged into the wall," the 57-year-old singer said. "I could feel people's energy from all religions and people praying on their knees in the hospital for two weeks-- they wouldn't move and I felt that. I used it."
Still, she credits her great doctors and the hard work she put in rehabilitation as important to her recovery. "I wanted to show people that you really have to put the effort in," she said. "You can't just sit and pray and hope, you have to do that and you also have to put in the work."
It's Gloria's accident and recovery which bookends the musical. "This is an opportunity for me to show people that you can get up again," Gloria added. "That's why we called it On Your Feet because we consistently got back up on our feet."