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Jessica Sansome & Lana Adkin

Helen Flanagan called ambulance to theme park after son's 'horrendous' accident

Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan had to call an ambulance to a theme park hotel after her son suffered an accident. Earlier this week, the former Coronation Street actress returned to social media after a brief break and offered her loyal followers a little update.

After a brief break from social media, the actress returned to Instagram to update her fans as she had not been as active as she usually is. As reported by Manchester Evening News, the 32-year-old shares a video on her story on February 22.

She said: "Eventful few days and this is why I’ve not been on my social media."

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Helen then left her thousands of fans waiting after saying she’d return to the site to update them the same day. The Corrie star came back to Instagram the following day, February 23, to tell her fans what had happened as she made her way to Paris with her eldest daughter, Matilda, and son Charlie, who turns two next month.

The Rosie Webster actress joked that she looked 'bedraggled' as she tried to keep her young son entertained while wearing a pink jumper and hair in a messy bun.

Helen said in the video: "I've got chocolate croissant all over me and I'm bedraggled.”

Helen told her followers about the 'horrendous' ordeal (Helen Flanagan Instagram)

She then shared with her fans how she took her three children to the CBeebies Land Hotel at Alton Towers. They went to the theme park earlier this week for a treat for her four-year-old, Delilah.

"I went to Cbeebies World because it's Delilah's favourite hotel. She's obsessed with the hotel and literally talks about it all the time and she literally had the best time.

"I took all three on my own and it was fine and we loved it and my friend who helps me with the kids, she just came to meet me during the day and then we went to a water park."

Helen continued to talk about how her son had an accident whilst at the water park. "To cut a long story short, Charlie slipped, really really badly and it was awful, absolutely horrendous and I had to get an ambulance and he had snapped his collarbone into two. It was horrendous, so I spent like six hours in the hospital at Stoke."

She added: "I'd like to say thank you to the paramedics and the doctors and nurses who were amazing so thank you so much. That was awful, it's horrible, horrible, horrible to hear your child in pain. It's just horrendous but he's ok. There's actually not much you can do for it. Apparently, it mends by itself but it's horrible when you're a mum and you just wish you could take every pain away from them."

She also wrote: "He's okay bless him x Just lots of love and attention and hair watching him like a hawk x." Helen also revealed the accident happened the day before she was due to take her eldest daughter Matilda to Paris on what was going to be a girls' trip. "I promised Matilda for months, she's always wanted to go to Paris, and I didn't want to let her down.”

But after some tears from her seven-year-old, Helen said she still managed to make it to Paris and took Charlie with her as well as having help from a friend who helps her look after her children, who she shares with footballer Scott Sinclair. She later showed some footage of the toddler on his feet beside the Eiffel Tower and she wrote alongside it: "Charlie's been amazing bless him so brave x at the Eiffel Tower today."


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