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Coronation Street star Qasim Akhtar ‘counting his blessings’ after horror quad bike crash

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Thankfully, the actor walked away with non-life-threatening injuries…

Former Coronation Street star Qasim Akhtar is ‘counting his blessings’ after surviving a horrific quad bike accident.

According to The Sun, the actor - who played Zeedan Nazir on the ITV soap between 2014 and 2018 – revealed his injuries could have been much worse after he shared an image of himself in a hospital bed on his private Instagram account.

Revealing the extent of his injuries, the 27-year-old said: ‘Took a major L (Lesson) yesterday. Had an accident on the quad bike.

‘Split my lower abdominal, bruised lung, Fractured arm and a couple deep wounds. To be honest though as bad as they sound and as much pain as im in right now Im counting my blessings to have only picked up these injuries and not some life threatening ones.

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'Huge wake up call! Im already on the road to recovery and even though Im yet to find the silver lining, I like to see every negative situation i find myself in as a blessing in disguise.

‘God works in mysterious ways. My appreciation for life just reached a new level [sic].'

Admitting wearing a helmet saved his life, he added: ‘I urge people riding quads to wear helmets cos even though legally you don’t need too, that saved me from a fatal injury for real [sic].'

His Corrie co-star Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster, commented on the post: ‘Hope you're ok’, before adding ‘Be careful’.


Jenni McKnight is a beauty, lifestyle and entertainment journalist, currently US Lifestyle Editor for HELLO! Online. She has also written for HELLO! Magazine, GoodTo, CelebsNow, Daily Mirror and Yahoo!  Her first big break came when she interned on the Guilty Pleasures showbiz desk at Metro newspaper. She has since worked on the online lifestyle team at Woman & Home and Woman and was Senior Content Editor at CelebsNow.