Calvin Harris feels 'lucky and grateful' as he recovers from 'serious' car crash

Harris was a passenger in a 'serious' collision last week

Olivia Blair
Friday 27 May 2016 13:00
Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris says he feels “lucky and grateful” following his car accident last week.

Last Friday, Harris, who was travelling as a passenger in a Cadillac, was involved in a collision on the way to a Los Angeles airport. He was hospitalised and has been resting on doctor’s orders since.

Harris, who is the highest earning DJ in the world, was forced to cancel a number of gigs and appearances following the crash. On Thursday, a statement on his Facebook page announced he would not be performing at his Las Vegas residency on Friday night as he is still “recovering from the injuries sustained in the car accident”.

On Friday, Harris returned to Twitter saying he was felt “lucky and grateful”. He also thanked fans for their well-wishes and apologised for the cancelled concerts.

Following the crash, a Los Angeles police department spokesperson said a Volkswagen Beetle had collided with Harris’ vehicle.

“In the other vehicle a juvenile was ejected from the vehicle for not wearing a seatbelt and suffered a broken pelvis.” According to reports from celebrity gossip site TMZ, the driver was a 16-year-old girl.

Following the crash, a spokesperson for Harris, whose real name is Adam Wiles, said he had “sustained a number of injuries” from the “serious collision”.

“He has since been checked out of hospital and is now recovering. We wish all the other passengers involved in the incident a fast recovery," the statement said.

Additional reporting by the Press Association.

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