MARC ALMOND CRITICALLY INJURED IN BIKE SMASH

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Soft Cell star has emergency surgery in London…

MARC ALMOND is critically ill after a motorcycle crash in LONDON.

The Soft Cell star is currently in hospital after an accident in central London yesterday.

Almond was a passenger on a bike that was involved in an accident with a car near Cannon Street station around 4pm yesterday. He was taken to hospital for emergency surgery.

A spokesman for City of London Police told BBC news: “There was a serious collision between a car and a motorcycle at the junction of Cannon Street and New Change in the City of London.

“Both the motorcycle rider and the pillion passenger are in hospital. The rider has severe injuries and the pillion passenger is critical. City of London Police are investigating the collision. Marc Almond was the pillion passenger.”

NME.COM understands Almond is suffering from serious head injuries.

An eye-witness told the London Evening Standard newspaper: “There was an almighty bang as the bike crashed with the car. Both the motorcyclist and his passenger were thrown into the air and landed in the road.

“Lots of people rushed to help and about five minutes later 999 crews arrived and closed off the area. I heard someone say it was Marc Almond. He looked like he had done a lot of damage to his head.”

The singer is currently at the Royal London Hospital. A statement issued by the hospital asks that “privacy is respected at this time.”