Babyshambles' Drew McConnell hospitalised after road accident

Pete Doherty's manager Adrian Hunter says bassist is 'pained but in good spirits'

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Babyshambles' Drew McConnell is recovering in hospital after being injured in a road accident.

The bassist broke his ribs and injured his spine, knee and shoulder when he was knocked off his bike earlier this week, although full details of the incident have not yet emerged.

After reports surfaced on Twitter that McConnell had been injured, Pete Doherty's manager Adrian Hunter gave details of his condition in a posting on internet forum French Dog Writtles.



Writing under the pseudonym 'Babybear', Hunter said that McConnell was "comfortable but if a little pained".

"Had a nasty couple of bumps. Sense of humour still intact though," he said.

Hunter also relayed a message from McConnell, which stated: "I have surgery on my spine today and the next day on my knee. Plates, rods and screws going in both spine and knee. They ain't told me what they plan for my shoulder blade and broken ribs yet."

Aside from Babyshambles, McConnell has also played in Mongrel and Helsinki and had stints in Pete Doherty's solo backing band.

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