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Jordin Sparks stuck in traffic ahead of Thanksgiving Day Parade

Jordin Sparks faced a race against time to make it to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday (26Nov15) after she was caught up in a traffic jam.

The singer was among the acts due to perform on floats during the annual event in Manhattan on the holiday, joining artists including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Nettles, Jake Owen, Panic! At the Disco and Train.


However, Jordin sparked fears she might miss the float when she tweeted her fans on Thursday morning to reveal the car transporting her to the parade was stuck in traffic.


She shared a picture of herself looking concerned on Instagram.com, writing, "Stuck in traffic & on my way to the... float! I'm performing on the... Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning!"


However, Jordin later returned to social media to assure fans she had arrived in time by sharing a picture of her view from the parade.


"My view from the @goldieblox float!! #macysparade (sic)," she tweeted.


Actress Eva Longoria was also among the stars who joined the festivities around the parade, along with fellow TV stars America Ferrera and Jaimie Alexander.


A number of famous faces took to social media on Thursday to mark the holiday with thankful tweets, including country singer Carrie Underwood, who wrote, "Happy Thanksgiving! I just sat down to write a list of the things I am thankful for & I am overwhelmed! I hope you all have an amazing day!"


Others who tweeted messages included actor Gary Sinise, rapper 50 Cent and former child star Abigail Breslin.


The holiday also prompted a slew of tweets from non-American stars who reached out to their U.S. fans, including Australian movie star Hugh Jackman, British singer Leona Lewis and boyband One Direction.


The pop group shared a picture of bandmember Liam Payne cooking and added, "Happy Thanksgiving to all our US fans."