Sophie Ellis-Bextor shocks fans with gory injuries after cycling accident

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has shocked fans by taking to social media to share a photo of herself after being rushed to hospital.

The 41 year old took to Instagram to share an image of her gory injuries after suffering a nasty fall by the side of the River Thames.

Murder On The Dancefloor hitmaker Sophie posted the photo in black and white to save her fans from the full shock of her wounds, which have left her looking almost unrecognisable.

Sophie — who has been hosting weekly kitchen discos live on Instagram during lockdown — is seen wearing a hospital gown and face mask in the snap, with a bandage taped to her head and scraped all the way up her arm.

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Dried blood is also seen around her left eye, with the rest of her face being covered by the protective mask.

Writing to her 237,000 followers on the platform, Sophie wrote: "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."

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After fans flocked to the comments section to express worried for Sophie, she returned to assure fans she was feeling better.

She added: "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."

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One fan wrote: "Oh dear god! I hope you're ok! You poor thing, get well soon lovely girl… hope you're home soon."

A second added: "So glad you're ok Sophie. Get well soon, rest up & let Richard be your butler!"

While a third commented: "Oh goodness, poor you hope you feel better soon! Lots of love."

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