As a huge musical superstar, Dolly Parton has millions of fans around the globe. And it’s those fans who often shock the 65-year-old entertainer – once even giving her a human baby as a gift!
“There are all kinds of things that people ask me to do,” Dolly tells Chicago’s Windy City Times. “Years ago, when I first started being a big star, I had fans that were fanatical. It was when ‘Jolene’ was a big hit. We came home one day and there was a baby in a box at our gate with a note in it. The note said, ‘My name is Jolene, my momma has left me here and she wants you to have me.’ Of course, we all freaked out!”
The baby was quickly handed over to proper authorities. “We immediately called Human Services and took care of the baby until they got there,” the songbird recalls. “We never did know or hear anything about it. I knew nothing else. What do you do in a situation like that? There are some loony people in this world!”
It sure would be nice to see the other side to this story. Where’s the baby now? If only he/she knew that they were almost raised by the one and only Dolly Parton!
[Photo via Pacific Coast News.]