BUGZY MALONE has been seriously injured in a road accident.
The 29-year-old artist, whose real name is Aaron Davis, was riding a quad bike at the time of the crash in Bury, Greater Manchester.
Photos and footage from the incident began circulating on social media late Wednesday night.
Speaking to The Manchester Evening News, Hasnain Mahmood, one of three brothers who found Bugzy Malone, said: “We jumped out, we thought he was dead. We called emergency services. I was saying don’t touch him.”
Mahmood called an ambulance and he and his brothers waited with Bugzy Malone until the paramedics arrived.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed an individual was taken to hospital suffering from serious injuries, Manchester Evening News reported.
A spokesperson said: “Shortly before 9.20pm last night, police were called to Rochdale Road, Bury to reports of a collision involving an Audi car and a quad bike. Emergency services attended and the driver of the quad bike – a 29-year-old man – was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment.”
A number of UK grime MCs and rappers have expressed their concerns over Bugzy Malone’s health and wished him well.
Chip tweeted: “Prayers out to Bugzy Malone from the most sincere place in my heart and soul. Hope he pulls through.”
Wiley said: “Praying for all people involved in the The Bugzy Malone crash.”
Risky Roadz tweeted: “Love and prayers out to Bugzy and all the NHS staff and sick right now! Praying hard!”
Manchester City Football Club have also shared their hopes that the artist recovers quickly.
“Everyone at Manchester City sends their love and thoughts to Bugzy Malone. Wishing you a quick recovery,” the club tweeted.
Bugzy Malone’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The condition of the Audi driver is not known.