'Dancing On Ice' and Vamps star Connor Ball requires more stitches after holiday trampolining accident

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Connor Ball appeared on Dancing On Ice with blood dripping from his chin.
Connor Ball set a record on Dancing On Ice for the most stitches. (ITV/Shutterstock)

The Vamps bassist Connor Ball has had yet more stitches in his chin after being injured in a trampolining accident on holiday.

The 26-year-old musician - who set the record on Dancing On Ice earlier this year for the contestant requiring the most stitches after injuring he chin and his leg - was enjoying himself in Italy with his bandmates and admitted he had been drinking.

Ball told his followers on social media: "It was just stupidity I was having too much of a good time, and I’d had a few drinks.

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“There was a trampoline in the sea, and I thought it would be a good idea to backflip off of it.

Connor Ball shared a selfie with his stiched-up chin on social media. (Instagram)
Connor Ball shared a selfie with his stiched-up chin on social media. (Instagram)

“My knee went into my face – it split open my chin. It’s symmetrically the other side to where I cut open my chin on Dancing On Ice – I’m going to have two identical scars.”

The Last Night singer revealed bandmate Brad Simpson came to his rescue and helped him to seek medical attention.

Ball went on: "Brad had to hold my chin together – he could see the bone.

“There was blood all over me, and all over him.

The Vamps - Tristan Evans, Brad Simpson, James McVey and Connor Ball.
The Vamps - Tristan Evans, Brad Simpson, James McVey and Connor Ball - were on holiday in Italy together. (Getty Images)

“I went to hospital and they stitched it up, but I carried on bleeding all through the night.

“We carried on the celebrations, so my blood was pretty thin.”

Ball shared a picture on his Instagram stories of himself in a bar enjoying more drinks, with stitches visible in his chin.

The Scottish-born musician competed in ITV celebrity skating competition Dancing On Ice earlier this year, during which he cut his chin in rehearsals, and had his leg was sliced open by a blade when he fell during a jump.

Connor Ball with his Dancing On Ice partner Alexandra Schauman.
Connor Ball with his Dancing On Ice partner Alexandra Schauman. (ITV)

Ball revealed he’d had a total of 19 stitches.

He said: “I think it’s a Dancing On Ice record."

During one live show he performed with blood dripping from his face after his emergency stitches burst open.

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He said of his injury: "I was a bit stressed about the spin and so I kept trying to affect the spin and then I slipped and smashed my chin."

Watch: Connor Ball fell and cut his leg live on Dancing On Ice