Dolly Parton's Terrible Childhood Injury Almost Cost Her Part Of Her Foot

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Fans of Dolly Parton are no strangers to the country crooner's backstory. The singer grew up in an extremely poor household and had to work extra hard to find her way to the top.

In fact, these experiences shaped the person she became and inspired some of her biggest hits.


"I think my childhood made me everything I am today," said Parton in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Adding, "I would trade nothing for being brought up in the Great Smoky Mountains.

The singer has also never held back on sharing what life was like growing up in rural Tennessee.

"I've never been ashamed of my people no matter how poor or dirty we might have been," she continued. "I've always loved being from where I am, and having the folks that I've had."

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Now, there's one more story to add to the rest.

During an appearance on the Dr. Oz Show, Parton recalled the details of an incident that occurred when she was a young girl, and we can't even begin to imagine how she felt.

The 'Jolene' singer told Dr. Mehmet Oz that she sustained a foot injury so serious that she almost lost her toes. But thanks to her momma, cornmeal and kerosene, she still has them intact.

So what happened?

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