August 2nd, 2011
09:41 AM ET
Country superstar Dolly Parton has revealed that she may have received the most extreme gift from a fanatical fan – ever.
The singer tells Chicago’s Windy City Times that years ago, a fan left a baby on her doorstep!
The incident occurred after Parton penned her 1974 hit “Jolene.” With her star on the rise, the singer had begun to attract “fanatical” followers.
“We came home one day and there was a baby in a box at our gate with a note in it,” Parton explains. “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! It wasn't like it was a kitten or a puppy dog. It was a baby named Jolene!"
The 65-year-old country legend, who is on her “Better Day” world tour, says she doesn’t know what ended up happening to baby Jolene. She called Human Services upon discovering the abandoned child, and never heard an update.
“What do you do in a situation like that?,” Dolly muses. “There are some loony people in this world!”
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