Radio personality Angie Martinez revealed on Monday that she suffered a serious car accident.
The 48-year-old New Yorker broke the news on Twitter telling her fans, “I’ve always believed in angels and mine was with me the other morning.”
She continued, “I was in a severe car accident and sustained a fracture lumbar and shattered vertebrae. I’m recovering and will be for some time, but I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to do that.”
Martinez finished by saying that she’s optimistic about her recovery.
“Wanted you all to hear it from me first and know that although this is a difficult time, I am in the best spirits possible and determined to be back better than ever soon,” she said. “God bless and I deeply appreciate all love & prayers.”
— Angie Martinez (@angiemartinez) November 4, 2019
Martinez received support from her friends including fellow radio hosts Sway Calloway and “The Breakfast Club’s” Angela Yee, DJ Envy, and Charlamagne Tha God. “Just finished putting a prayer in the air for you!!!” said Charlamagne. “Sending you positive energy, love, and light Queen!!!”
Martinez has been a fixture on hip-hop radio for more than three decades is currently the host of “The Angie Martinez Show” on New York’s Power 105.1 as well as WE tv’s “Untold Stories of Hip Hop.”