Sunday 18 August 2019

Coronation Street’s Qasim Akhtar recovering after quad bike accident

The actor said his appreciation for life just reached a new level.

Qasim Akhtar was in a quad bike accident (Matt Crossick/PA)
Qasim Akhtar was in a quad bike accident (Matt Crossick/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Coronation Street’s Qasim Akhtar has urged people to wear helmets after injuring himself in a quad bike accident at the weekend.

The actor, who played Zeedan Nazir in the ITV soap until last year, was left with a fractured arm and a bruised lung after the incident.

Posting a picture of himself in hospital on Instagram, he told his fans it was a “huge wake up call”.

Akhtar said: “Took a major L (Lesson) yesterday. Had an accident on the quad bike.

“Split my lower abdominal, bruised lung, Fractured arm and a couple deep wounds.

“To be honest though as bad as they sound and as much pain as im in right now Im counting my blessings to have only picked up these injuries and not some life threatening ones.

“Huge wake up call!”

He continued: “Im already on the road to recovery and even though Im yet to find the silver lining, I like to see every negative situation i find myself in as a blessing in disguise.

“God works in mysterious ways.

“My appreciation for life just reached a new level.

“I urge people riding quads to wear helmets cos even though legally you don’t need too, that saved me from a fatal injury for real.”

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