Meghan Trainor's Dad Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car

Meghan Trainor's dad is in stable condition, the star's rep confirmed.

By Samantha Schnurr Feb 23, 2020 7:51 PMTags
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UPDATE: Meghan Trainor rushed to be by her dad Gray Trainor's side after he was hospitalized after being hit by a car just before the start of the weekend. She posted a throwback photo of the two on her Instagram page on Sunday, a day after the accident was made public.

"I'm with my dad now," she wrote. "Thank you for all your sweet messages. It was all very scary but he is the strongest man I know [pink heart emoji] [prayer emoji]."

Meghan also posted on her Instagram Story a photo of her holding her dad's hand.


Meghan Trainor's dad was suddenly in danger. 

The famous 26-year-old songstress' father Gary Trainor, 71, was hit by a car and hospitalized, the star's rep confirmed to E! News.

"He is okay and in stable condition," the rep noted. 

Citing sources close to the family, TMZ, which broke the news, reported Gary was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles on Friday. Per their report, the accident happened as he was crossing the street on foot. According to the website, via law enforcement sources, the driver involved in the accident stayed and spoke to police and reportedly told the authorities his dark clothing made it difficult to see him.

Meanwhile, the Grammy winner has not commented publicly on the accident involving her beloved father.  

Gary is no stranger to Meghan's fans as he's been a staple figure in her career, having often accompanied his famous daughter on the red carpet and serving as a guiding musical force. 

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"I look up to him all the time," she previously told Today's Hoda Kotb in 2018 of her dad. "Everything I do, I'm inspired by him."

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She also shared the uplifting advice he often gives her in challenging times. 

"Anytime I complain about anything, he's like, 'Life will get better if you let it,'" she said. "Sometimes in life you can't control what happens—most of the time you can't control what happens," Meghan said, "but you can control how you look at it and how you can stay positive about it or find the good in it."

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(Originally published on Saturday, February 22, at 8:18 p.m. PT)