Sophie-Ellis Bextor taken to hospital after a bicycle accident in London

Singer Sophie-Ellis Bextor was rushed to hospital on Tuesday night followed by a bicycle accident. The pop star posted a photograph from A&E showing her head in bandages and an outsized abrasion on her left arm.

“I took a tumble from the tow path down to the side of the Thames on my bike,” she wrote in the caption.

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“I’ve put the photo in black and white so it’s not too gory,” she added, but reassured fans: “I am OK, just a bit bruised and sore.”

The singer was taken to West Middlesex Hospital in West London after the accident, and thanked the ambulance crew and staff “for gluing me back together”.

She also paid tribute to four runners who stopped to assist her and her husband, Richard Jones, on the towpath.

“You were so calm, thoughtful and reassuring,” wrote the singer. “I hope you see this message as I didn’t get your details. You’re all lovely people.”

 

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EDIT – hello all. Thank you for all the lovely messages. I should have said that the main reason I posted was to thank the incredible folk who stopped and helped (although the sympathy is very cheering) so don’t worry I’m ok and being well looked after. Richard has been amazing and the kids are being very sweet ❤️ Lots of love. I ended up in a&e last night after I took a tumble from the tow path down to the side of the Thames on my bike during an evening cycle. I’ve put the photo in black and white so it’s not too gory. 🩸I am ok, just a bit bruised and sore. I want to thank the ambulance crew and the staff at west mid hospital (where I was born, as it happens) for gluing me back together. I also want to thank Lucas, Colin, Josh and Willow who were 4 runners who stopped and helped @richardjonesface and I when I hurt myself. You were so calm, thoughtful and reassuring. Thank you very much. I hope you see this message as I didn’t get your details. You’re all lovely people. Xxxx

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Ellis-Bextor scored great hits with Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) and Murder On The Dancefloor in the early 2000s, and secured fourth position within the 11th series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.

She has been entertaining fans during the lockdown by broadcasting “kitchen discos” from her house every Friday night, along with her husband and five children.

The 10th and final episode happened on her Instagram channel last week, concluding with a canopy of Madness’s Our House.

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