X Factor star hospitalised after terrifying car crash

Former X Factor contestant Chris Maloney was left "battered and bruised" after a car accident yesterday afternoon.

The singer and his fiancé Gary were driving through Blackpool in England when a speeding car drove into the back of theirs before driving off.

An ambulance, fire crew and police all came to the scene, with Chris and Gary being hospitalised along with actor Kurtis Stacey who was also in the car at the time.

Luckily nobody was left seriously injured and Chris admitted he felt grateful for his good luck, taking to Twitter to write, "Hey guys I’ve been discharged, very battered and bruised but thankful to Lord above it wasn’t more serious. Thanks for your lovely tweets xx" 

The singer had just finished a press call for his upcoming Easter pantomime appearance in Peter Pan when the incident occurred.

In a statement to the press, Chris expressed his anger at the needless crash, saying, "Well this is what you get when idiots speed and I would just like to say a big thank you to Blackpool’s emergency services for everything today regarding this situation.”

Chris brought viewers to tears during the 2012 series of The X Factor when he overcame his stage fright to perform in the live shows. He now runs his own stage school in Liverpool.

We're glad to hear everyone is doing okay after yesterday's shock!