Gladys Knight was threatened at gunpoint by a racist.
The 77-year-old singer refused to sit down when a gas station attendant refused to refuel her car because of the color of her skin, but when she spoke out against him he pulled out a gun.
She told Britain’s OK! Magazine: “The Bravest Thing I’ve Ever Done [was] early in my career when i was traveling on the road with the Pips we stopped at a gas station and the man behind the counter refused to fill up our car even though we had prepaid because I was black.
“I was very outspoken at the time and started arguing with him, and he pointed a gun at me.
“I hate to think about what might have happened if my friends hadn’t pushed me away.”
The “Midnight Train to Georgia” singer admitted her lowest point in life came when her beloved mother passed away.
She said: “The worst moment of my life was when my mother Elizabeth died in 1997. She made me who I am today.
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“In addition to helping launch my singing career, she shaped my character and taught me that we are all children of God, regardless of our color.”
Gladys is very grateful for how her life has unfolded with her current husband, William.
She said: “If I had half an hour left on earth, I would look up to heaven and thank the Lord for the many blessings He has given me – the song blessing, of course, but especially my amazing husband. .
“I’ve been married three times before and those relationships haven’t always been good.
“No one comes close to William and I’m so grateful to have met him.”
This article was originally published on famoustainment.com.