Kasabian’s Tom Meighan says running over his dad was ‘the worst day of my life’

The frontman has branded the incident a "freak accident"

Kasabian‘s Tom Meighan has commented on reports that he knocked down his father in a car accident earlier this year.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Meighan called the incident a “freak accident”, which happened when the frontman, who doesn’t have a driving licence, pressed down on the accelerator instead of releasing the handbreak, hitting his father with the car and leading him to be hospitalised.

“It was a freak accident, it was horrible. That was the worst day of my life,” he said. “I can drive but it was in an automatic car. It was too fast. It was a real shock at the time… We have laughed about it now and that’s all you can do. I’m very close to my dad. He’s a very amazing person to have around, so that happening was awful.”


Kasabian’s latest album ’48:13′ entered the Official Album Chart at Number One last month, giving the group the fourth Number One album.

The Leicester band, who also headlined Glastonbury festival last month, will hit the road in November and December.

PHOTOS: Kasabian’s huge Glastonbury set in pictures

The full UK tour dates are:

Glasgow SSE Hydro (November 19)
Leeds First Direct Arena (21)
Birmingham LG Arena (22)
Cardiff CIA (23)
Bournemouth International Arena (25)
Brighton Centre (26)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (28)
London O2 Academy Brixton (December 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 (late-night))
Dublin O2 Arena (8)
Belfast Odyssey Arena (9)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (11)
Manchester Phones 4u Arena (12)
Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena (13)

To check the availability of Kasabian tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.


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