Daniel Bedingfield has sent a message to his fans after his car crash in New Zealand last week. He writes on his official website: “First of all I’d like to thank all of the people who’ve taken the time to send messages of goodwill to me and my family. Right now, I feel okay and very grateful to be alive – I don’t remember much about what happened, but I’ve seen pictures of the car and feel blessed to have got out of there at all. I’m also very glad that nobody else was hurt, especially my friend who was in the passenger seat. The doctors have looked after me amazingly well and I owe the fact that I hope to make a full recovery to them and the fire brigade who removed me from the car. All of my family are here and keeping me occupied. I’m sure I will be getting bored soon but I’m in the middle of writing the new album so when I feel up to it I’ll start writing some more and my label are even going to get some studio equipment to make it a bit easier. I’ll be in hospital for the next week and New Zealand for the foreseeable future – two to three months probably. But having an accident like this really puts things into perspective so I’m not going to rush the process of getting better but will just take my time.” Bedingfield has sustained damage to the vertebrae in his neck, but he is expected to make a full recovery.