Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about new products, VIP offers, blog features & more.

Venus Williams Cries When Asked About Fatal Car Crash – Celebrity News


Venus Williams broke down in tears during a press conference on Monday, July 3, when she was asked about the fatal car crash she was involved in.

Celebrity Health Scares

The tennis superstar, 37, took the podium after beating Elise Mertens 7-6 (7), 6-4 in Wimbledon’s first round, but was repeatedly asked about the incident.

“Completely devastating, speechless. I am just …” she said, getting choked up.

Celebrity Siblings

The moderator chimed in: “She can’t say anything more about this, so I would ask you to respect her wishes, please.”

As previously reported, 78-year-old Jerome Barson was taken to the ICU at St. Mary’s Medical Center with head trauma after his and Williams’ vehicles collided in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on June 9. He passed away 14 days later and his wife, Linda Barson, suffered broken bones.

Celebrity Injuries

Williams, who is being sued by the estate of the Florida man, broke her silence on the tragedy in a Facebook post on Friday. “I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident,” she wrote. “My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers.”

Want stories like these delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter!

For the latest celebrity entertainment, news and lifestyle videos, subscribe to Us Weekly’s YouTube Page!

Celebrity news bought to you in partnership with Celebrity Style Site and Celebrity Style Site.



Browse the latest celebrity style news

No Comments Yet.

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *