A few weeks ago, songstress Kelly Rowland had one of the scariest moments of her life after getting stuck at sea. The "Kisses Down Low" singer was on a whale-watching boat trip with friends in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and lost the boat they were following after being hit with five-foot waves.
Rowland, who admits she was scared for her life, told PEOPLE during the recent Television Critics Association meeting in Beverly Hills, "I remember thinking to myself, 'Lord, please don't let this boat capsize. Please let us get to shore in one safe, sound piece. I just want to see tomorrow."
Recalling the moment, Kelly says she saw "no more shore, no more land, we're seeing no more of the buoys, no more of the boats passing by – it's just in the middle of nowhere, so we realized that we're lost."
Neither Rowland nor any other passengers could call for help because they were too far out in the sea to get a cellphone signal. But then the miracle happened. "I was like, 'Please, Lord, give me two bars,'" she remembers. "He gave me two bars and we contacted some folks that were on land and they helped us."
A towboat was sent to rescue Rowland and her friends, but they still had to struggle to get back to shore. "The waves coming in were like 5 to 10 feet high and the boat was only a 27-foot boat and it felt like forever to get back to shore," Rowland says. They arrived at the dock at 11:47 p.m. – more than 10 hours after they realized they were lost.
Although the incident is behind her, Rowland admits that she won't be going back to sea "for a long time – a very long time."