Lorraine Kelly Horse Riding Accident: What Happened to Lorraine Kelly Accident?

Lorraine Kelly was in a terrible accident when she fell from a horse in 2012. After visiting the home of 14-time Paralympic Gold medalist Sir Lee Pearson, she managed to get back on a horse in April 2022, ten years after the fall. On May 10, 2022, Lorraine’s aired the moment she faced her fears.

The video showed her meeting the horse she was going to ride, Zion, with whom Sir Lee won Gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Lorraine successfully mounted the horse while wearing Sir Lee’s Championship hat from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

She was able to trot along on the horse with the help of Lee. After the horse reared up and trampled on her, she sustained a deep wound to her right thigh.

Lorraine was airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London, where she received a blood transfusion and underwent emergency surgery.

Lorraine spent a week in the hospital and another seven weeks at home recovering.

Lorraine Kelly got her first acting job in her early twenties. She first appeared as an anchor for Scottish news in 1984, 34 years ago.

Lorraine hosts a number of high-profile television shows and live events, including Good Morning Britain, This Morning, and The Sun Military Awards, as well as the ITV daytime chat show of the same name.

What Happened to Lorraine Kelly Accident?

The presenter, 62, bravely got back in the saddle as she was joined by Paralympic Games gold medallist, Sir Lee Pearson in the emotional footage.

Lorraine admitted she hasn’t been ‘near a horse’ since the accident in February 2012, which saw her forced to undergo a four hour long emergency surgery and a blood transfusion after losing three pints of blood.

14-time gold winner, Sir Lee, added: ‘That unfortunate, terrible accident is enough to put anyone off horses. It was very traumatic, it was totally understandable.’

He continued: ‘I do understand that fear. I probably have a degree of fear every day I ride, because they are three-quarters of a ton of horse and I still think everyday that it’s amazing that they allow me to sit on their backs.’

Lorraine responded: ‘I obviously trust you implicitly, but I have to get over that [fear]. You can’t have that fear, you have to confront it sometimes and get over it.’

Sir Lee introduced Lorraine to the horse, named Zion, who she was going to ride, Lorraine revealed: ‘I’m feeling a wee bit anxious, but not as bad as I thought it would be. I think that’s because I’ve got Sir Lee beside me and he’s given me a lot of confidence.

‘This is a massive step forward, just actually standing here so close [to a horse]. I haven’t done that for ten years.’

Emotionally she continued: ‘I’m just not sure if I can get on though, I’ll try… I still feel a little bit uncomfortable, so we’ll just see what happens.’

The footage saw Lorraine slowly ride around the paddock alongside Sir Lee, before tearfully admitting: ‘I’m not going to feel frightened anymore.’

Lorraine underwent emergency surgery in February 2012, after being trampled by a horse during a training event.

The television personality was attempting a jump when she fell from the horse, which then stamped on her thigh.

Paramedics were called to Chessington Equestrian Centre where they found the star bleeding heavily.

Lorraine was rushed to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, South London, where doctors ruled that she needed surgery for the wound.

Speaking on the phone to her stand-in host Nadia Sawalhashe, a month after the accident, she said: ‘It was a complete accident, it wasn’t the horses fault but I did lose an awful lot of blood – about three pints in all and I was rushed to hospital.

‘The paramedics were brilliant, they gave me oxygen and pain killers and at St Georges Hospital – it really was the NHS at their finest.’

She continued: ‘I was taken to A & E and got an emergency operation. I was in there for about an hour and a half and I was all stitched up.

‘My leg was in a bit of a state as you know. And then I was in hospital for about a week and after a couple of days my blood count kept going down so they had to give me a transfusion but I managed to get out after a week.’

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