A definite contender in the "I Crack Myself Up" category.
God Loves the USA Best of All
In what can only be described as a miracle of God, musician Stevie Wonder doffed his trademark dreadlocks and took time off from his current world tour to win the gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
"God was with me throughout the entire race," Wonder told reporters and guide dogs who met him at the finish line. "This medal belongs to God. He won it, I was simply his conduit. Every five seconds I heard Him say 'JUMP STEVIE!' and by God I jumped. If I could hang this medal around God's neck I surely would."
Wonder then took a misstep and fell from the podium, fracturing his fibula and his medulla oblongata, resulting in the cancellation of the remainder of his tour. Refunds may be obtained through Ticketmaster.
Originally published on August 19, 2008 in Sports.