On Friday evening Turkish Eurovision fans almost lost one of their icons.

CNN Turkey reports that Eurovision 2012 contestant Can Bonomo was involved in a serious car accident while traveling from Istanbul to Canakkale.

Near the town of Gelibolu the driver of the vehicle lost control. Xinhua news agency reports that the car hit the median and nearly ran off the cliff. Thankfully it stopped on the very edge of the abyss.

Seven people were reported to be traveling in the vehicle. Five of them, including Bonomo, suffered minor injuries.

At Gelibolu Hospital Bonomo made the following statement: “We were going to Canakkale to give a concert. Thanks to god, there is nothing important. Some friends have small wounds. But we are back from death’s door.”

Egemen Oruc contributed this report from Turkey. Follow him on Twitter @ege22oruc. You can also keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Giorgos
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Well I love Azerbaijan for its culture and its people Javid but I hate Turkey. Please be polite to Europe because if wasn’t Europe you wouldn’t enter Eurovision,Olympic games(since they started from Switzerland and GREECE respectively),etc.

Javid
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Javid

@Honkeyponkey Marj Thank you brother !
Finally these fcking Europeans will understand it!!! Fck Armenia and Stupid Europe.
VIVA AZERBAIJAN AND TURKEY !!<3<3

beccaboo1212
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Phew! I’m glad he’s safe!

Armenian guy
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Armenian guy

@Med I hope you will change your opinion about us in the future : ) As reading your comment made me sad : / Dear Europeans if you see a troll writing about 45 million dead Armenians (Thanks God it was not 45million o.o) then be sure he/she is not Armenian. Genocide is a serious topic for us , we would not use it to spam other’s articles. I want to apologise instead of these hearless people ,who use our name to spam articles. I do not know which country they come from …Shame on them : (

Med
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Med

@Dar

I’ve told you so. Just look at the Javid comment above mine. 🙂

Lanti
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Lanti

I’m just going to look at the contestants as people and try not to go into the conflict between countries. Anyways, hopefully Can’s okay and recovers soon.

Javid
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Javid

@Med go F’ yourself .Or come I will do that for you. I see you did not have Azeri in your list you stupid -.-

Med
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Med

@Dar One guy circa 1940 thought that one nation was better than the others and that situation ended with the World War 2. I really hope that countries like these (Armenia, Azerbaijan) treat their people like humans and stop their propaganda “we are the best people on Earth” and maybe the world will be a better place. But that won’t happen anytime soon. The ESC is pretty much the stage where all these propaganda things are in full swing, from no matter which country they come from. These two, the Greeks with the Macedonians, the Croats with the Serbs, the… Read more »

Erk
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Erk

Can thank god ?’m so glad for you. And this is not place to talk about politics. This is just a contest not a place for fight. Can may be died but you are talking about just past.

Dar
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Wow Javid, yea sure !! You are a joke

Javid
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Javid

@Dar see? Get a life do not be jealous we are better than this stupid Armenians and stupid Europeans.We are unique .Deal with it.he he

Dar
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@ Javid it’s not worth talking to you .. You make no sense what so ever and don’t follow facts

Javid
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Javid

@Med shut up.Just like Dar You are jealous of Azeriss.You must be Banned -.-

@Dar see how stupid you are.You are jealous because we Azeris won.And you say that we did corruption he he stupid European .

Med
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Med

Can someone BAN these Azeris & Armenians?

Dar
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@javid why would I be jealous , azerbaijan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and a large percentage of the population live in poverty ..

Jenny in London
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Jenny in London

Can is one of my favourite Eurovision acts and I’m really glad he is OK!

Dar
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The Armenians and Azeris are at it again, bickering and talking sh*t .. Silly silly cave people

Javid
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Javid

AZERBAIJAAN !!!

Dan
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Dan

Good he could survive.Lucky guy .