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Photo provided by Lou Adler Merry Clayton

Photo provided by Lou Adler Merry Clayton

(The Advocate) – Singer and New Orleans native Merry Clayton is gradually returning to public view after being injured in a 2014 car accident.

Clayton recently spoke to The New York Times in her first interview since the accident, which happened just months after “20 Feet from Stardom,” featuring Clayton and other backup singers, won an Academy Award.

“Oh my God, I was at the pinnacle – I was at the top of my game,” she said in the Times. “I was overwhelmed at what had transpired with the film and then to just go out for a moment and in that moment your life is changed.”

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