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Wed Jul 30 23:19:05 SAST 2014

Kurt Darren out of hospital, 'struggling to walk'

Sapa | 22 July, 2013 16:04
Afrikaans singer Kurt Darren in a dressing room on October 12, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image by: Gallo Images / Foto24 / Lucky Maibi

Afrikaans musician Kurt Darren was discharged from Milpark Hospital, where he was admitted following a car accident, his brother said.

Darren van Heerden said although Darren was in a lot of pain, he was in high spirits and happy to be going home.

"He is struggling to walk, but he is managing. He has a lot of painkillers with him to take home, but he is looking forward to going home," Van Heerden said.

On July 7, Beeld reported that the Toyota Fortuner in which Darren was travelling as a passenger crashed into a ditch near Witbank. He was airlifted to the Johannesburg facility with eight broken bones.

Van Heerden said the wreck of the car was being inspected for possible faults that could have led to the crash.

"We have asked an expert to look at the car and tell us what happened. We are waiting for the report to see if it's a matter we can take further. But for now we just want to know for ourselves," Van Heerden said.

On July 10, Beeld reported that the front airbags did not deploy during impact. Toyota spokesman Leo Kok said at the time that Toyota SA had never had a vehicle in which the airbags did not deploy when needed.

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