Piers Morgan 'won't share' 54 word text Freddie Flintoff sent him after surviving horror Top Gear crash
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Piers Morgan says he 'won't share' the text message Freddie Flintoff sent to him after his horrific crash.
Flintoff was driving a three-wheeled Morgan Super 3 at 130mph at the time when the vehicle flipped and slid along the track.
And Morgan revealed yesterday (15 September) in his column for The Sun that Flintoff had sent him a 54 word text message after his accident.
Morgan said that he had sent his 'old mate' Flintoff messages on WhatsApp for eight months, trying to find out how he was doing after the whole ordeal, but he didn't receive a reply.
"The longer the silence went on, the more worried I grew about what exactly had happened to him in an accident I knew he’d been lucky to survive." he continued.
He says he had tried to seek more information from Flintoff's wife, Rachael, and members of his management team, but they weren't mentioning anything about his condition either - only that he was 'periscope down'.
His former Ashes-winning teammates were also 'in the dark, he adds.
Morgan went to say that he'd heard rumours that, this summer, Flintoff was attending some of the Ashes series against Australia but would be 'strictly incognito'.
Following his public appearance on Saturday (9 September), the journalist said he texted Flintoff and his wife how happy he was to see him back out in public. He also later took to Twitter to publicly share his praise as well.
However, he says that he received a response from Flintoff.
"I won’t say what he wrote in his message because he’s said nothing publicly yet about what happened that fateful day last December, and it’s for him to choose what he wants to say when he decides to say it." he said.
"But he sounded very positive, and said he was loving being back around the cricket world again."
Piers went on to say that the text message he received from Flintoff made him 'happier than any text message I've ever received'.
LADbible has contacted Flintoff's reps for comment.
Following Flintoff's crash, the BBC released a statement saying that the series had been abandoned while it underwent a series of health and safety investigations.
"Under the circumstances, we feel it would be inappropriate to resume making series 34 of Top Gear at this time." they said.
"We understand this will be disappointing for fans, but it is the right thing to do, and we’ll make a judgment about how best to continue later this year.
"This has also impacted the production team, who we continue to support. Finally, there will be a health and safety review of the show, in line with our procedures."
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