NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — Power 105.1 DJ Angie Martinez was seriously injured in a recent car accident, she revealed on social media Monday.
The popular WWPR-FM radio host said she suffered a fractured lumbar and shattered vertebrae and will be taking an extended amount of time to recover. Tuesday reports say the host is set to undergo back surgery On Tuesday.
“I’ve always believed in angels and mine was with me the other morning. I was in a severe car accident and sustained a fractured lumbar and shattered vertebrae,” Martinez — pictured above with Mary J. Blige in 2017 — wrote in the posts. “I’m recovering and will be for some time, but I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to do that. Wanted you all to hear it from me first and know that although this is a different time, I am in the best spirits possible and determined to be back and better than ever! God Bless and I deeply appreciate all the love and prayers,” reports Variety.
The timing of the accident is unfortunate, as it comes just weeks after Martinez’s TV series “Untold Stories of Hip-Hop,” premiered on WeTV. Guests on the show have included Cardi B, DJ Khaled, A$AP Rocky and others.
Martinez is a longtime veteran of New York hip-hop and appears frequently onstage at concerts and industry events, as well as her regular hosting gig on Power 105.
A rep from the station did not immediately respond to Variety’s requests for more information.
Power 105.1, is an Urban contemporary radio station licensed to New York City. WWPR-FM is owned by iHeartMedia and broadcasts from studios in the former AT&T Building in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan; its transmitter is located at the Empire State Building. The station is the flagship station of the nationally syndicated morning show, The Breakfast Club – wikipedia.
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