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18-10-04, 16:46

Soft Cell singer Marc Almond is in a "stable" condition in hospital after a motorcycle crash in central London.

The singer was injured after he was pillion passenger on a bike that collided with a car near St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday.

Both he and the rider were taken to hospital. Almond had emergency surgery and is being treated in intensive care.

Almond scored his most famous hit with his group Soft Cell when their song Tainted Love went to number one in 1981.

Police investigation

A spokesman for City of London Police said the crash happened at about 1600 BST (1500 GMT) on Sunday.

"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," he said.

"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."

The vehicles involved were a Suzuki bike and a Vauxhall car, the spokesman added.

Gene Pitney, with whom Almond sang a duet in 1989, sent his best wishes to the singer.

Pitney, best-known for his hit 24 Hours From Tulsa, said: "I just heard the good news that they said you were in a stable condition which is terrific.

"I just want you to get out of there and get back to what you do great. You are a tremendous talent."

Almond is being treated at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. In a statement, the hospital said: "His family request that his and their privacy is respected at this time."

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18-10-04, 16:51
Oh dear! :( I hope he recovers soon...