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14th Dec 2022

Freddie Flintoff’s son gives health update after he was airlifted to hospital

Charlie Herbert

Freddie Flintoff

The Top Gear host’s family are ‘shocked’

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff’s son has said his dad is “lucky to be alive” after he was airlifted to hospital following a crash whilst filming Top Gear.

The England cricket legend was behind the wheel while shooting an episode of the BBC motoring show at at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey, and was reviewing a car when the accident happened.

His 16-year-old son, Corey,  has now revealed that his family were left in understandable “shock” and that his mother had rushed to be beside the former cricketer’s bedside in hospital.

Corey told the MailOnline: “He’s OK. I’m not too sure what happened but he is lucky to be alive.

“It was a pretty nasty crash. It is shocking. We are all shocked but just hope he’s going to be OK.”

On Tuesday evening, the BBC confirmed that Flintoff had been airlifted to hospital after being involved in a car crash during filming for the latest series of Top Gear.

A spokesperson for the BBC told MailOnline: “Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track – with crew medics attending the scene immediately. He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course.”

Sources told The Sun: “All the usual health and safety measures were in place for filming too. Freddie was taken to hospital by air ambulance shortly afterwards.

“Filming has been postponed for now and all anyone cares about is Freddie recovering.”

Flintoff was behind the wheel filming when the incident occurred, seeing on-site medics at the venue near Cranleigh rush to his aid.

His co-star Chris Harris, who presents the show alongside Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness, was also at the Top Gear test track.

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