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Crying Lorraine Kelly faces her fear of horses ten years after she was trampled

Lorraine Kelly she held back tears as she faced her fear of horses on Tuesday, ten years after the horrific incident in which she was trampled during training.

The 62-year-old presenter bravely returned to the saddle after being joined by Paralympic gold medalist Sir Lee Pearson in emotional footage.

Lorraine admitted that she was not “close to a horse” after the February 2012 incident, in which she was forced to undergo four hours of emergency surgery and a blood transfusion after losing three pints of blood.

Bold: Tearful Lorraine Kelly, 62, faced her fear of horses when she returned to the saddle on Tuesday, ten years after being trampled on in a horrific accident

Lorraine was not

Lorraine was not “near a horse” after the February 2012 incident in which she was forced to undergo four hours of emergency surgery and a blood transfusion.

Speaking to Sir Lee, she admitted: “I still can’t get close to a horse … since I don’t really have any experience with horses.”

The 14-time gold medalist Sir Lee added: “This unfortunate, horrific incident is enough to take down each of the horses. It was very traumatic, it was completely understandable.

He continued: “I understand this fear. I probably have a certain amount of fear every day when I ride, because they are three-quarters of a ton of horses, and I still think every day that it’s amazing that they let me sit on my back.

Horrifying: Lorraine in the photo after discharge from hospital (photo in April 2012)

Horrifying: Lorraine in the photo after discharge from hospital (photo in April 2012)

Faced with fears: The presenter bravely returned to the saddle when she was joined by Paralympic gold medalist Sir Lee Pearson (pictured left) in the emotional footage

Faced with fears: The presenter bravely returned to the saddle when she was joined by Paralympic gold medalist Sir Lee Pearson (pictured left) in the emotional footage

Lorraine replied, “Obviously I trust you unequivocally, but I have to get over it [fear]. You can’t have that fear, you have to face it sometimes and overcome it.

Sir Lee introduced Lorraine to the horse, named Zion, whom he would ride, Lorraine revealed: “I feel a little worried, but not as bad as I thought it would be. I think this is because I have Sir Lee next to me, and he has given me great confidence.

“It’s a huge step forward, just standing here so close [to a horse]. I haven’t done it in ten years.

Courage: Lorraine added:

Courage: Lorraine added: “It’s a huge step forward, just standing here so close [to a horse]. I haven’t done it in ten years

Scary: Sir Lee introduced Lorraine to the horse named Zion, which she was going to ride, Lorraine revealed:

Scary: Sir Lee introduced Lorraine to the horse named Zion, which she was going to ride, Lorraine revealed: “I feel a little worried.”

Emotionally, she continued, “I’m just not sure if I can handle it, but I’ll try… I’m still a little uncomfortable, so we’ll just see what happens.”

The footage shows Lorraine riding slowly around the paddock with Sir Lee before tearfully admitting, “I won’t feel scared anymore.”

Lorraine underwent emergency surgery in February 2012 after being trampled by a horse during training.

The TV personality was trying to jump when she fell from the horse, which then hit her thigh.

Gord: The footage shows Lorraine riding slowly around the paddock with Sir Lee, before admitting with tears,

Gord: The footage shows Lorraine riding slowly around the paddock with Sir Lee, before admitting with tears, “I won’t feel scared anymore.”

Paramedics have been called Equestrian Center in Chasington, where they found the star bleeding profusely.

Lorraine was rushed to St. George’s Hospital in Tuking, South London, where doctors ruled she needed surgery for the wound.

Speaking on the phone with her deputy host, Nadia Savalhashe, a month after the incident, she said: “It was a complete accident, it wasn’t the horses’ fault, but I lost an awful lot of blood – about three pints in total – and I was rushed to hospital.

“The ambulances were brilliant, they gave me oxygen and painkillers, and at St. George’s Hospital, it was really the best NHS.”

Ou: Speaking at the time of the incident, she said:

Ou: Speaking at the time of the incident, she said: “It wasn’t the horses’ fault, but I lost an awful lot of blood – about three pints in total and was rushed to hospital” (Pictured in April 2012)

She continued: “I was taken to A&E and had an emergency operation. I was there for about an hour and a half and I was completely sewn up.

“My leg was in a small condition, as you know.” Then I was in the hospital for about a week and after a few days my blood count continued to decrease, so I had to have a blood transfusion, but I managed to get out after a week.

Lorraine was trying to challenge Sarah Brown’s charity PiggyBankKids.

But Lorraine admits she was an inexperienced rider, and the accident happened when she tried to jump.

Terrifying incident: Lorraine was trying to meet the challenge of Sarah Brown's charity PiggyBankKids during the incident (Pictured in May 2022)

Terrifying incident: Lorraine was trying to meet the challenge of Sarah Brown’s charity PiggyBankKids during the incident (Pictured in May 2022)

Crying Lorraine Kelly faces her fear of horses ten years after she was trampled

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