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.