Lorraine Kelly thanks hospital staff

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 March 2012
Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly has thanked paramedics and medical staff for looking after her after she fell of a horse and got trampled under its' hooves

Lorraine Kelly has thanked hospital staff for caring for her after falling off a horse.

The 52-year-old presenter required surgery after the equine trampled on her leg while she was riding, and has thanked the NHS and St George's Hospital Tooting, South London, for looking after her.

Speaking on the telephone to her 'Lorraine' TV show stand in Nadia Sawalha, she said: "I fell off and sadly he trampled on me, on my thigh. He's a big horse and he has big iron-clad hooves. It's like a weapon - it's a complete accident, obviously it wasn't the horse's fault at all. I did lose an awful lot of blood, about three pints in all. The paramedics were brilliant they gave me oxygen and painkillers.

"I got an emergency operation, about an hour and a half - I was in hospital for about a week and after a couple of days they had to give me a transfusion. I wanted to thank everyone there, they were amazing."

Lorraine has promised to return to the show soon, but is currently still "hobbling" from her injuries.

She added: "I'm getting there, I'm still on really strong painkillers. I'm hobbling on crutches - I want to get back to work as soon as possible. I'll be there!"

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