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Bugzy Malone is recovering in hospital after being “seriously injured” in a road accident on Wednesday night in Bury.

The rapper’s management confirmed he was involved in the crash in a post on its Instagram story.

Greater Manchester Police told Radio 1 Newsbeat they were called to a collision involving a 29-year-old man.

Bugzy is in a “stable condition” after being taken to hospital with injuries thought not to be life-threatening.

Image copyright Instagram / Bugzy Malone
Image caption This statement was posted on the B.Malone Instagram account

Photos from the crash showed a damaged car and a quad bike, with debris scattered across the road.

A widely-shared video appears to show the artist, real name Aaron Davis, on the floor after the collision.

Another video appears to show him driving the quad bike before the collision.

Image copyright Ashley Stocks Photography
Image caption Debris from the crash in which Bugzy Malone was injured

Witnesses have spoken to local newspapers, saying they “thought he was dead” after the incident.

Chip was one of many artists who have wished the rapper well on social media.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly before 9.20pm last night (Wednesday 25 March 2020), police were called to Rochdale Road, Bury to reports of a collision involving an Audi car and a quad bike.

“Emergency services attended and the driver of the quad bike – a 29-year-old man – was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment.

“His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.”

Image copyright Ashley Stocks Photography
Image caption The badly damaged vehicles were removed from the road

Anyone with information should contact 101, quoting incident number 2677 of 25/03/20. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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