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Taiwanese singer Jimmy Lin out of ICU following Tesla car crash

This comes almost two weeks after he sustained injuries when the Tesla he was driving crashed into an electrical pole and caught on fire. 

Taiwanese singer Jimmy Lin out of ICU following Tesla car crash

File photo of Taiwanese singer Jimmy Lin and a screenshot of an amateur video showing a fiery crash of his Tesla car. (Photo: Jimmy Lin's Instagram and Facebook)

Almost two weeks after Taiwanese singer-actor Jimmy Lin sustained injuries in a driving accident, he’s now out of the intensive care unit (ICU) and has been moved to the general ward.

This was reported on Wednesday (Aug 3) by 8world, following a screenshot of a conversation that made its rounds on Weibo.

In the screenshot, Lin’s older brother shared that the singer was safe and thanked fans for their messages and prayers, while his younger brother shared that the singer had been transferred to the general ward as of Aug 1.

Lin’s older brother also added that the hospital was very strict with visitations due to the pandemic and that only one person could visit a patient at a time, hence he was not able to see Lin.

Lin and one of his twin sons, Jenson, were in his Tesla when it crashed into an electrical pole at a road divider and caught fire in Taiwan's Taoyuan City on Jul 22. They were rescued by passers-by.

According to a post on his official Facebook page, the 47-year-old Lin was driving at the time of the accident. The former pop idol suffered multiple injuries, including fractures, and was hospitalised in “relatively stable” condition at the time.

In a press conference held on Jul 25, Lin’s manager revealed that Lin was conscious and could engage in “basic conversation” and that he would be undergoing surgery. The manager added that further details would not be revealed because of privacy concerns.

Lin’s wife, actress Kelly Chen, released a statement on Jul 24 in an attempt to quell rumours online regarding the cause of the accident. “As a wife and mother, I feel sad and encourage everyone not to believe unverified information,” she said. 

Source: CNA/sr