JAYMI HENSLEY – a member of boyband Union J and a former X Factor contestant – has been hospitalised following a car crash on the M1 last night.
Former X Factor star Jaymi Hensley, 29, is said to be “shocked and sore” after his Mercedes crashed into another car and a lorry on the motorway. In pictures obtained by the Daily Mail online, the bumper of the car is smashed, while other parts of the vehicle are pictured scattered across the road.
Following the extent of the damages, his car has been written-off.
A source told the publication: “Jaymi was involved in a serious car accident last night.
“He’s very shocked, sore and recovering – but thankful to still be here and not to have suffered any life threatening injuries.
“It was a very scary situation for him. He was travelling home from work and left in a dreadful state.
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“His car has been written-off and he’s no longer performing in tonight or Saturday’s performance of Joseph on doctor’s orders.”
A spokesperson for the singer has also told the publication he is “thankful to the police and emergency services who attended the scene”.
The incident happened after Jaymi performed in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Sheffield.
After the crash, Jaymi was treated at Luton and Dunstable hospital and has no life-threatening injuries.
Express.co.uk has contacted a represenative for Jaymi for comment.
The singer shot to fame in boyband Union J on the X Factor in 2012.
The quartet called it quits following member Josh Cuthbert’s departure from the band last year.
Earlier this year, he told The Mirror: “I think had we carried on any longer things would have taken a turn for the worse because as much as you love your job, you’re individual persons and seven years is a long time to be in a group.
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“And thinking about other people’s feelings, so now it’s time to think about me.
“I think when Josh left before Christmas, me and JJ are not idiots, we know when something has potentially run its course for the time being, I think we all know we did well to stay together for as long as we did.
“Apart from Little Mix, I think we’re the longest serving band to come out of X Factor, without the level of success of JLS or One Direction, so we’ve given it our best shot and it’s time to step back.”
The popstar went on to say there is no “immediate plans” for the quartet to reunite on the stage.
The members of the group have since been focusing on individual projects.
Jaymi joined the cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat back earlier this year.
The singer’s role has previously been played by the likes of Jason Donovan and Joe McElderry.
He added to the publication: “I think it’s the right one, it’s the right musical for me to be able to accept because it has got that element of pop singer, people won’t be judging me too much on having not come from a musical theatre background.”
It was a very scary situation for him