Oscar, Grammy winner Finneas feels “lucky to be here” after e-bike crash
Last Modified: Oct 29, 2022
Finneas has revealed that he is “feeling great” after an e-bike crash which resulted in a collarbone and elbow fracture last week.
The singer, whose full name is Finneas Baird O'Connell, took to Instagram to share the news of his road accident alongside an x-ray of his fractured collar bone.
“Last Friday, I had the pleasure of crashing my electric bike, flying over the handlebars, and absolutely demolishing my collarbone as well as sustaining a radial head fracture to my right elbow. The severity of the displacement of my collarbone meant I required surgery which I am now on the other side of and I’m feeling great!,” he wrote.
The 25-year-old younger brother of Billie Eilish went on to thank his surgeon, doctors, family, and mostly his girlfriend Claudia Sulewski for “dropping everything to take care” of him. “She has been an Angel through all of this,” he shared.
He continued, “As foolish as I felt after the fall, my prevailing emotion is gratitude. You see, I was not wearing a helmet. Lesson forever learned. I feel so lucky to still be here.”
Finneas also reassured his fans that with hard work, he “will be able to play Billie's forum shows come December.”
The Grammy winner is not the only celebrity to crash on an e-scooter.
In February 2022, the X-factor judge Simon Cowell “slipped off” his electric motorbike resulting in a broken wrist. Cowell also admitted that he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.