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Dan Walker's body 'still aching' after near-death bike accident

Dan Walker's body 'still aching' after near-death bike accident credit:Bang Showbiz
Dan Walker's body 'still aching' after near-death bike accident credit:Bang Showbiz

Former 'BBC Breakfast' presenter Dan Walker's body is "still aching" after his near-death accident, but he has managed to eat his first solid food since the incident.

The 45-year-old Channel 5 news anchor was "glad to be alive" after he was hit by a car while on his bike in Sheffield on Monday morning (20.02.23), and he has since revealed this week that his dog Winnie has been looking after him.

He wrote on Twitter: "Winnie hasn’t left my side this week

She’s the best.

2 things happened today...

1. I had my first solid food

2. I ordered a new cycling helmet

Thank you for all the lovely messages for asking how I’m doing.

The swelling is going down but the body is still aching. (sic)"

Dan admitted after the accident that his helmet had saved his life.

The star also told how he couldn't sleep after being pumped full of painkillers.

Earlier this week, he wrote on his Instagram Stories: "Can't sleep ... too many drugs I think.

"Just reading through some of the 1000s of messages today. Thank you so much. It's so kind of you all.

"If my eyes weren't so swollen I might have a little cry (sic)"

Dan was left battered and bruised with a bloodied face following the incident, and he was fortunate to avoid any broken bones.

He wrote on Instagram hours after the incident: "Bit of an accident this morning.

Glad to be alive after getting hit by a car on my bike. Face is a mess but I don’t think anything is broken. Thanks to Shaun and Jamie for sorting me out and the lovely copper at the scene.

This is my smiling

Thankful for our NHS (sic)"