Donnell Jones crashes car after falling asleep while driving

R&B singer Donnell Jones counts himself lucky after escaping a car accident unscathed.

That Life goes on crooner shared an Instagram post on Tuesday (January 10) revealing he had crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a ditch after falling asleep behind the wheel.

The 49-year-old was lucky not to suffer any injuries, but said the experience has taught him a “valuable lesson” about driving while tired.

“I fell asleep while driving yesterday and ended up in a ditch,” he wrote in his caption. “I walk away unscathed, but I learned a valuable lesson that if you’re tired, just park the car because it could have been bad.”

He added: “I know I’m really protected but I needed this experience… Thank you God for wrapping your arms around me like you always have… My love and loyalty is with you. “

Jones also shared a series of photos documenting the aftermath of his crash, showing his silver Mercedes-Benz S-Class stranded in a ditch on the side of the road.

The singer received an outpouring of supportive messages from fans and peers alike on his post, including Yes brother, David Banner, Lyfe Jennings, Jacquees and D-Nice.

“Damn. I’m glad you’re ok,” Da Brat commented, while D-Nice wrote: “Bro. Glad you’re ok.”

Donnell Jones is just the latest music star to be involved in a car accident. In December, with the Chicago native Lil Durk shared a photo of his black SUV lying on the side of the road after a nasty crash.

“Live life Any day can be your last SMURK,” the 7220 the rapper wrote in his caption along with a puzzled face emoji.

Before that, Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul and his crew narrowly avoided a fatal car accident while traveling to Montana for his sake An evening with DJ Paul Trip. The Memphis native posted a video of the wreck, which occurred on I-90 near Bozeman and left two young women dead.

“Our bus missed this crash by minutes!! Someone drove down the wrong lane and killed everyone,” Paul wrote in his Instagram caption.

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On the music side, Donell Jones released his latest project 100% free in February 2021. The seven-track effort served as his first full-length release in nearly a decade following 2013’s Foreverwhich peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard 200.

Recently, Jones made his acting debut in HBO Max’s The south sidea Chicago-based sitcom that follows two community college graduates (Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young) who are always on a get-rich-quick scheme while working at a rent-to-own store.

“@zuri_luv broke my acting virginity and that was all.. this was absolutely fun and fun to shoot,” Jones wrote on Instagram while sharing a clip of her partner cameo.

Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Dreezy, Rhyme party and Ed loves is among those who have previously guested on the series.

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