TOWIE’s Yazmin Oukhellou stable and recovering in hospital after surgery after horror crash

The Only Way Is Essex star Yazmin Oukhellou is in a stable condition and recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery, her representative has confirmed.

Reality star Yazmin, 28, was injured in a fatal car crash in Turkey on Sunday, which tragically claimed the life of Jake McLean.

A statement released on behalf of the reality star on Monday reads: “Yazmin is stable and recovering in hospital after surgery.

“Yazmin and her family have requested privacy at this time. Any updates will be given in due course.”

According to reports, Yazmin was travelling in the vehicle on Sunday with on-off boyfriend Jake when it left the road and fell over the cliff side.

Jake, 33, was understood to have been driving at the time when he lost control of the car in Bodrum, south-west Turkey.

Emergency services rushed to the scene to assist the injured pair, according to reports, but were sadly unable to save Jake.

Yazmin meanwhile, was severely injured and transported to hospital where she is continuing to receive medical care.

A source told The Sun that Jake was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, telling the publication: "Apparently Jake was driving when he lost control of the car and it went off a cliff.”

Following the shocking news of the crash, a source also told the MailOnline: “It's a complete tragedy and a total loss of life. Everyone is in shock and hoping Yazmin makes a full recovery.”

Many of Yazmin's fellow TOWIE co-stars sent their warmest wishes and prayers to their friend following the shocking news, with several taking to social media to urge others to keep her in their thoughts.

Among these stars was Amber Turner, who shared a throwback selfie of the two TOWIE stars together along with the caption: “Thinking of you. Can everyone keep Yaz in their prayers tonight."

Dani Imbert also shared her shock at the news as she wrote: “Heart is truly aching for my baby girl, strongest girl I know."

While Chloe Meadows also paid tribute to Yazmin, by sharing a picture of the TOWIE girls together alongside the caption: “Can’t stop thinking about you my Angel. We love you Yaz. X”

A source from the reality series also added: "We're crossing our fingers and praying she makes a full recovery quickly. It's beyond shocking, just devastating for everyone connected to the show.

"Jake and Yaz are both very well known in our circles, and while he wasn't a saint this is just unbelievably tragic. Everyone is stunned."

Following the crash, a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesman also released a statement which said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who died in Turkey and are in contact with the local authorities.

“We are also providing support to the family of a British woman who has been hospitalised.”


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