Meghan Trainor's father struck by a vehicle, hospitalized in stable condition

Lawrence Kim
February 25, 2020

Throughout her career, the singer has praised her father, who is also a musician, for always staying by her side.

My dad whispered "you made it" before I walked up and I lost it. "Thank you for all your sweet messages", Trainor, 26, wrote on Instagram Sunday alongside a smiling photo of the pair.

According to reports, Gary Trainor was crossing a busy street on foot in L.A. on Friday when the auto hit him.

"It was all very scary but he is the strongest man I know", she added.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to the outlet that a vehicle collided with a pedestrian at 8:15pm local time on Friday evening and that the driver and vehicle remained at the scene and that it was not a hit-and-run.

Gary's now at least 70 years old, according to online records.

In 2018, the "No Excuses" singer told Today that her father is her "guy" and she continues to be "inspired by him".

Meghan Trainor's father struck by a vehicle, hospitalized in stable condition
Meghan Trainor's father struck by a vehicle, hospitalized in stable condition

Meghan and Gary - or "GT" as she refers to him - were together live on stage as recently as last month, ironically, when the elder Trainor put together a rousing piano performance on The Voice UK, where Meghan is a judge on the reality TV competition show.

'I don't think she expected to start a cultural conversation around the world about women's bodies and how people look. But some parts of the song are obviously about her'.

"This is me forever.bawling my eyes out", Meghan captured her feelings on Instagram. Most girls are very body conscious and Meghan was no different to others'.

Gary has been a part of Meghan's entourage since day one.

'To us she was a normal size, but in society people are expected to look a certain way'.

It also created a public dialogue regarding Hollywood beauty standards and the pressure felt by women in - and out - of the industry to be 'perfect'. When Meghan won Best New Artist at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Gary was her plus-one.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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