Melissa Ladd (The Ladd Family) Suffers Severe Fall

ROCK HILL, S.C. – (September 26, 2011) – Emerging Southern Gospel duo The Ladd Family request the prayers and thoughts of Southern Gospel fans and industry alike. Group vocalist Melissa Ladd suffered a severe fall recently, causing the group to come off the road through the end of the year.
Paul Ladd, Melissa’s husband, said, “On August 31, Melissa passed out and fell on the baby we are expecting. She was in the hospital for a few days, and we found out that she had an undiagnosed heart condition in which doctors believe caused the initial episode. Melissa and the baby are doing better, but due to the potential for another passing-out episode and premature birth, doctors have ordered that Melissa remain on bed rest until she delivers.”
The Ladd Family will resume traveling again on December 31, 2011 in Carroll, Ohio at River of Life Church.
“We truly apologize for any inconvenience that this might have caused, and we covet your prayers,” continued Paul. “God has shown us His faithfulness time and time again, and we know that this situation will be no different. We look forward to the forth-coming birth of our child and cannot wait to get back to ministering again.”
Get well wishes can be sent to or on The Ladd Family’s Facebook page at!/pages/The-Ladd-Family/127922370615314
For more information about The Ladd Family, visit the group’s website: . You can also keep up with the group on social network sites like Facebook ( and MySpace (
About The Ladd Family
The Ladd Family is an anointed family ministry with strong Christian roots. They began more than 35 years ago when John and Violet Ladd felt the call of God on their lives and began to travel singing and preaching the gospel with their children. Today the family tradition carries on with Paul and his wife Melissa. God has brought this dynamic husband and wife team through the fire and back in order to truly minister from the heart. They have earned three Diamond Award nominations and scored a #1 hit on the Top 40 Fan Chart with their single “Let Go.”