BBC presenter in hospital dash after 'bone breaks off' in 'terrifying' accident at home

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BBC presenter Stephen Nolan has been ‘rushed to hospital’ after suffering a ‘terrible’ accident at home.

The 50-year-old BBC Radio host was noticeably missing from his breakfast programme on BBC Radio Ulster, as stand in Chris Buckler revealed the shocking news that the host had been rushed to hospital.

Joining his radio station via telephone line, Stephen revealed he had spent six hours in A&E, causing him to miss the show.

"I was trying to move 10 boxes of tiles. I didn't realise how heavy tiles were so they all landed on my big toe,” he told Chris and listeners.

However, stand in Chris and the team were reluctant to believe the ‘excuse’.

Stephen Nolan
Stephen Nolan who presents BBC Radio 5, spent six hours in A&E after an accident at home -Credit:BBC

"There is a little bit of kind of reluctance to believe any of this inside your team this morning... because they don't believe for a second that you actually do anything like physical manual labour,” he joked on air.

"You basically employ people to move things... so what have you been doing? Have you run out of men?"

“Have I run out of men?" he replied. "There's another front page story. Last night I was on the ground with all of these tiles on top of me and I started thinking 'what have I done.'" Stephen shared that the hospital visit revealed "there is a wee sliver of a bone that has broken off".

The host then went on to praise the hospital staff, as he said: “ "The staff were fantastic, thank you very much to all the staff up at the Ulster Hospital. It was terrifying, it really was.”

Stephen took to X, formerly known as Twitter on Thursday night to inform his followers on the unfortunate injuries. “Today hasn’t been good,” he tweeted. “Massive pile of floor tiles which are not fitted yet standing up in boxes - I under estimated their weight & pulled them towards me to open a drawer they were leaning against .

Stephen Nolan and Jane Moore
Stephen is seen with Loose Women's Jane Moore in 2006 -Credit:Getty

“They landed on my foot as I went crashing to the floor . Not a good look & my big toe is swelling !”

Fans took to the post to share their well wishes for the star. “That’s sounds painful, hope you’re okay (and the tiles didn’t break!),” exclaimed one.

A second penned: “Hope you haven’t broken anything!”

“There’s always someone having a worse day,” wrote a third.

Fans need not worry, as Chris revealed that original host Stephen would be “ back with his injured toe on Monday."