Comic Jim Tavare seriously injured in car crash | Multiple broken bones after head-on collision

Comic Jim Tavare seriously injured in car crash

Multiple broken bones after head-on collision

Comedian Jim Tavare has been seriously injured in a road accident.

He is undergoing surgery tonight after breaking multiple bones in the head-on collision.

Revealing the shocking news on the stand-up's Facebook page, the Essex-born comedian's wife Laura said: ' Please hold some good thoughts for him as he fights his way out of this.'

She posted a picture of him in intensive care showing the full extent of his injuries, although he did manage to make a thumbs-up sign.

Laura reports that he has 15 broken ribs, fractures in both breastbones, a punctured lung, multiple breaks in his right leg, and a broken neck.

The pair live in Los Angeles, after Jim, now in his early 50s, broke into the US market following his successful appearance on the 2008 series of reality series Last Comic Standing.

Last month more than 113 million Americans watched as he starred in an advert aired during the Superbowl, and he previously appeared in Californication, as an English butler to a hip-hop mogul played by Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA.

Superbowl ad

Previously Tavare, whose stand-up act involved a double bass, co-wrote and appeared in the ITV series The Sketch Show, alongside the likes of Lee Mack and Tim Vine.

Here is the post Laura put on Facebook, which attracted more Han 400 messages of support in its first hour:

Published: 7 Mar 2017

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