Heavily pregnant singer Ciara has thanked her bump for protecting her unborn baby when she was involved in a horror car crash last night.
The 31-year-old is due to give birth to her second child – her first with husband Russell Wilson – in a matter of weeks, so her condition made the situation even more fraught.
But just hours after the collision, she was able to tweet: “Thankful For God’s Grace, and Amniotic Fluid.”
Seattle Seahawks ace Russell also took to social media to update their worried fans, telling them: “Momma Wilson & Baby Wilson are feeling great! God is good!”
According to TMZ, eye-witnesses saw Ciara driving her white Mercedes SUV in Los Angeles and making a left turn.
But before she could complete the manoeuvre, a grey Volvo SUV crashed into her car on the passenger side.
Emergency services were called to the scene and assessed the damage, but luckily Ciara escaped uninjured – although she was seen walking around clutching her chest and shoulder.
The other driver was also found to be fine, according to TMZ. Both parties exchanged their personal details at the scene.
Her rep has since claimed: “The driver was illegally in the bus lane and hit the right side of her car.”
Ciara, who also has son Future Jr from her previous relationship with the rapper Future, announced her pregnancy in October 2016, months after her and Russell’s July wedding in the UK.
The couple had famously stuck to a pre-marital sex ban and revealed before their wedding that their self-imposed celibacy was “awesome”.
“I think the cool thing is just being able to share our journey with some other people like us,” she revealed the previous August.
“It’s a great challenge. I can definitely say that. But it’s awesome because we get to really challenge ourselves, get to know each other and really build a foundation.”