Daniel Bedingfield will be months in New Zealand after breaking neck in car crash.

POP STAR and Christian Daniel Bedingfield will be unable to return to Britain for months because of injuries received during a car crash in New Zealand last Friday. "Bedingfield was stable and likely to be released at the end of next week," said Alison Lees of Whangarei Base Hospital, "but he won't be well enough to travel so he will be recuperating in New Zealand for two or three months. He's damaged vertebrae in his neck but it has not affected his motor or sensory capabilities. He's a fairly lucky guy."

Bedingfield was cut from the Jeep Cherokee he was driving after it rolled on a rural road in the country's North Island on Friday. His manager Neil Easterby said, "He had half a new album in the can when he left for New Zealand. We'll just have to push stuff back. He just thanks God he's alive." CR

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