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Ferry thanks fans for son messages

Singer Bryan Ferry has thanked fans for their support after his son Merlin was involved in a serious road smash but is now said to be "stable" in hospital.

Merlin was trapped in the wreckage of a vehicle for almost an hour following the accident in Shropshire a fortnight ago and had to be freed by emergency services.

A message posted online on former Roxy Music star Ferry's Facebook page said: "On behalf of BF and the family, many thanks for all the kind messages of support for Merlin following his road accident before Christmas."

It went on: "Merlin has undergone a series of operations and is now stable in hospital, with a long period of recovery ahead of him."

The message also thanked the fire and ambulance crews which helped as well as the medical staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Merlin's brother Otis had described the wreckage, following the crash on the A458, half a mile to the north west of Cressage, as looking "like a mangled box of tin".

At the time the West Midlands Ambulance service said he suffered multiple fractures to his legs, pelvis, left arm and had a head injury.

Merlin had accompanied his siblings Otis, Isaac and Tara to Buckingham Palace three years ago to see their father receive his CBE.

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