Lorraine Kelly to be released from hospital

Lorraine Kelly hopes to be released from hospital tonight (23.02.12) following her dramatic fall from a horse on Tuesday

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Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly will be released from hospital tonight (23.02.12) after she fell from a horse on Tuesday (21.02.12).

The 52-year-old TV presenter was rushed to St George's Hospital in Tooting, South London, after losing "lots of blood" from a "deep wound" when the animal stamped on her thigh following her dramatic tumble, and Lorraine has admitted her recovery will take some time.

She said: "I will be in hospital until tonight at least. And then it will take a few weeks on crutches before I'm fighting fit."

Lorraine also revealed her fall occurred during a private horse riding lesson in London which was part of her training for a charity event, and was only her second attempt at the sport.

She added in an interview with The Sun newspaper: "It was only my second time on a horse and I was attempting a modest jump when I fell off.

"As I landed on the ground, the horse trampled on me and stamped on my inner thigh. There was a lot of blood, and a deep wound.

"I did get a real shock, a real fright, but it was an accident and these things happen."

The TV presenter also paid tribute to the ambulance and hospital team, calling them "incredible".

Lorraine said: "The ambulance came really quickly. The trauma team at St. George's were brilliant. I was given a general and knocked out and the wound was cleaned and stitched in the theatre. Luckily no skin graft was needed. The staff here have been incredible. It's the NHS at its finest."

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