Morgan Wallen sent an emotion-filled video message to a fan named Caila Nagel, who was hit by a drunk driver in 2020.
The Ohio fan received a personalized video message from the country superstar on Sunday (July 4). In the 45-second clip, Wallen expressed sympathy and sent prayers to the injured fan, while also thanking her for listening to his music and letting her know that he would love to meet her one day.
“Hi Caila, It’s Morgan Wallen, I heard about your story and I just wanted to say it touched me and I’m glad you made it through,” Wallen said in the clip. “I know that I can’t comprehend what you’re going through, what you’ve been through but I just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking about you, I’m praying for you, I’m inspired by you.”
The East Tennessee native later added, “I really appreciate you listening to my music, I’m glad that it means something to you, that means a lot to me. I hope that I can meet you one day. Hopefully we can hang out or you can at least come to a show or something but I just wanted to let you know that I’m aware of what you’re going through and that I hope it gets better. God bless you, hope to see you soon.”
Caila’s parents Tim & Shelly Nagel shared the video clip from Wallen via their joint Facebook page with a message to Wallen and the people who helped get Caila’s message to the “Wasted On You” singer.
“You won’t believe what he did….Morgan took time from his busy schedule and made Caila’s dreams come true,” the Nagel’s wrote on a social media post. “He sent her this sweet video message that he made especially for her! To say she was over the moon is an understatement and it brought us to tears to think someone like Morgan would do something so sweet and kind for our girl! We’re still speechless and in shock.”
The parent’s of the Ohio fan graciously thanked Wallen via the social media post saying, “Morgan Wallen THANK YOU for being you and doing what you do! Not only are you an amazingly talented artist, but you’re an even better person! We cannot thank you enough for making Caila’s awful year a whole lot better! From the bottom of our hearts…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You have given Caila and our family a beautiful memory that we will cherish forever and it means the world to us!”
The Wallen fan was “struck by a drunk driver a little over a year ago” and “has come so far in such a short time and her progress has been truly a miracle,” according to her parent’s Facebook post.
“She is still confined to a wheelchair, but she’s a fighter!” The fan’s parents added. “We believe one day she will walk again because she’s very determined and her perseverance is unbelievable. One thing that has helped motivate and push Caila to get better throughout this difficult journey is listening to music.”
Additionally, the country singer recently shared a brand new unreleased song entitled “Drink U Back,” which was co-written by his longtime friend and Big Loud labelmate ERNEST. You can listen to the unreleased track below.
ERNEST and Wallen have been spending quite a bit of time together and are often seen on the golf course with one another.
The new song snippet comes just days after Wallen was in the studio with his longtime friend and collaborator, HARDY.
Wallen previously shared an acoustic performance of another new song, “Thought You Should Know,” which you can hear below.