About 4 months ago, country singer Darryl Worley and his wife, Kimberly, were stranded in Fiji and in direct path of Tropical Cyclone Winston.
Country star Neal McCoy first announced the news on Facebook, asking for prayers.
Worley, who made it big after releasing his 2003 chart-topper “Have You Forgotten?”, shared a video on Twitter thanking his fan for their well wishes.
“Thank you all for your prayers,” he said with the wind blowing heavily in the background. “We’re hanging in there, we’re getting ready to put our little plan into motion and ride this thing out. I know the good Lord is going to be looking out for us and Jesus is going to help us through this storm. And, we’re okay. We love you guys and we’ll see you when things clear out.”
Later in the day, Tropical Cyclone Winston was upgraded to a Category 5 and became the strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit the South Pacific.
A day after McCoy’s plea, Worley was able to call his mother-in-law and let her know he and Kimberly were safe.
Worley recently sat down with Taste of Country at a pre-show interview to talk about the scary incident.
“There were moments when I thought, ‘This could really be bad,’” he says. “We were stuck where we were and there was not a lot of options. A lot of times when you start moving around trying to predict where it’s gonna go, you’re going to run right into it. I told my wife, ‘We’re going to hunker down here.’”
We are so glad he and his wife were okay! It was an extremely scary situation, but the Worleys made the best of it. Worley said the bar was open all night and they had a band play to take everyone’s mind off the predicament they were in.
Watch his interview below.
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