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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 July, 2005, 00:09 GMT 01:09 UK
Singer Harvey is out of hospital
Brian Harvey
Harvey was critically injured in the incident on 31 May
Former East 17 star Brian Harvey has been released from hospital, seven weeks after being crushed under his car in a freak accident.

The singer was trapped beneath his Mercedes convertible outside his home in Walthamstow on 31 May.

His girlfriend, model Emma B, said Harvey was recovering at home from the horrific injuries he suffered.

He will need physiotherapy to help him walk again when metal pins in his pelvis are removed, she added.

He feels lucky to be alive - he wants to live and be with me
Emma B, girlfriend

Harvey suffered severe stomach, lung and leg injuries and broke several bones in the accident.

"He can't walk because he broke his pelvis in seven places," Emma B told OK magazine.

"He has a metal crossbar that sticks out of his pelvis which he's got to have on for 12 weeks. The ribs he broke are still quite sore but all the other injuries have mainly healed.

"Doctors told him that 99% of people with his injuries would have died, so it's a miracle he came through."

Police said 30-year-old Harvey appeared to have been reversing down an access road with his car door open in Walthamstow when he hit another car, was thrown out and crushed.

Press reports said the singer had previously attempted suicide twice that month, but his manager, Simon Harrison, said there was "nothing sinister" about the incident.

Emma B added: "Right now I wouldn't say he was suffering with depression. He feels lucky to be alive - he wants to live and be with me."



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