From January 2000:

In regards to the news report on Tonya'a accident:


Tonya issued the following statement.

Dear Fans:

I want to thank all of you for your nice E-mails concerning the accident I had a few weeks ago, while driving on my way to teach at Lloyd center rink. As you may have heard, I hit a patch of black ice on the road, resulting in my truck flipping over on it's side.

I'm feeling much better, and am currently under doctors care. I suffered no long lasting injures, and I will back skating and teaching in the very near future. Thank you all so much for your concern, and continued support. Your E-mails have helped a lot. So please don't worry, I'm doing great!

Love to all,