Billy Connolly has broken his rib after crashing his trike on America's Route 66.
The 68-year-old comic skidded on gravel as he was making a TV documentary about the 2,488-mile highway this week. Although he wasn’t traveling fast, he slipped off his seat, and the trike ran over him.
A member of the production crew told The Sun: ‘Billy was in severe pain and we were all worried because he couldn't get a breath due to his busted rib. An ambulance was called and he was rushed to hospital.
‘But after treatment he checked into a hotel to rest until he was fit enough to get back on the road.’ That took three days.
Billy Connolly's Route 66, following his journey from Chicago to LA, is due to be shown on ITV1 later this year.