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Celebrities rally around Alli Simpson after near death accident

"I am extremely lucky to be alive."
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It’s been a tough start to the year for Alli Simpson who has sustained a neck injury after a diving accident gone wrong, and tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Masked Singer alum took to Instagram on Tuesday to share details of the harrowing ordeal, along with a series of photos from the hospital, ambulance, as well as a positive rapid antigen test.

“sometimes life can take a big turn in the blink of an eye.. for me, 2022 is not off to a great start 🥺🤍 a broken neck (plus a positive covid test),” Alli began the caption. ⁣

“long story short — I dove into a shallow pool head first & hit my head on the bottom.. on New Year’s Eve I got X-rays/CT Scans & an MRI to find I have 2 severe fractures in my neck (C6 & T1) 😖🥵 I was sent straight to hospital in an ambulance to be assessed by a neurosurgeon⁣.”


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Alli Simpson has suffered a neck injury after diving into a shallow pool. (Credit: Instagram)

The singer went on to reveal that no surgery was necessary, but that she will be living in a neck brace for the next four months as her neck hopefully heals itself.

“i am extremely lucky to be alive and/or not quadriplegic as it JUST missed my spinal chord..⁣,” the sister to Cody Simpson wrote.

“the way I see it, four months is a drop in the ocean when it comes to the rest of my happy & healthy life.. as you can imagine, I have been in endless tears and thanking every guardian angel watching over me in the pool that night plus every moment since ❤️💋⁣.”

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She also tested positive for COVID-19. (Credit: Instagram)

The star continued: “to say the least – I have a new lease on life & will be forever grateful that it was not worse!!⁣”

Alli ended the post by thanking her friends and family for their support during this rough time, as well as commending the paramedics and medical professionals for their incredible efforts.

“happy new year everyone – sending love & light 💡💛 hoping the start to your year has been a whole lot better than mine!! stay safe this year fam & DON’T DIVE INTO ANYTHING WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW IT’S DEPTH!!! 🤍🤍🤍 much love, Alli x.”

The model was soon inundated with messages of support from many famous faces.

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Alli thanked the paramedics and medical professionals for their incredible efforts. (Credit: Instagram)

Among the well wishes was Alli’s former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Here! screen pal Dr Chris Brown, who wrote: “Wow. Thinking of you. Just getting all the bad stuff out of the way nice and early. Stay strong 💪.”

Cameron Daddo also penned his support, adding: “Sending you love and 💯 health and happiness. Xoxox.”

Bachelor and I’m A Celeb alum Abbie Chatfield added her voice to the mix, writing: “Sending you love angel.”

Jackie ‘O’, who shared a screen with Alli on The Masked Singer, also commented: “Oh honey, you poor thing. Thankfully you are going to be ok. Sending lots of love ❤️.”

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