Soul/gospel singer Merry Clayton has been hospitalised after a car accident in Los Angeles. The star, whose back-up vocal work for Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones was documented in Oscar-winning film Twenty Feet From Stardom, suffered major injuries in the crash on Monday (16Jun14). The news was announced in a post on her official website, which 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." No further details had been released as WENN went to press.