Freddie Flintoff’s spouse of 18 years was informed to anticipate the worst following his coronary heart stopping crash on the set of Prime Gear final 12 months which noticed surgeons battle to restore the England cricket legend only a week earlier than he turned 45.
Final December, Flintoff with out a helmet and with no airbag to guard him, was driving an open topped three-wheel Morgan Tremendous 3, able to speeds as much as 130 mph, in icy circumstances.
When it flipped and slid alongside the monitor, his face was dragged alongside the tarmac with it inflicting life threatening accidents to the previous England legend that required him to be airlifted to hospital.
He would spend 4 hours on the working desk as surgeons battled to place a nationwide treasure again collectively.
Flintoff’s spouse Rachael, 42, who had hurried to Surrey from the household residence in Cheshire to be at his aspect, was at one level informed to anticipate the worst as medical doctors labored diligently to patch Freddie’s gaping wounds.
Flintoff has been seen for the primary time since his horrific accident final 12 months
Flintoff’s crash occurred because the star was driving open topped three-wheel Morgan Tremendous 3, able to speeds as much as 130 mph on Prime Gear
Andrew Flintoff (left) is working with the England group 9 months on from a near-fatal crash, whereby his spouse Rachel (pictured proper) was informed to anticipate the worst
Flintoff’s scars are seen as the previous star quietly started working with England’s quick bowlers
The England nice has been working with the group on the Oval, the scene of his closing Check when he dramatically ran out Australian captain Ricky Ponting to assist England to Ashes success
So contact and go was his situation, his personal younger son admitted he was ‘fortunate to be alive.’
9 months later and the England all-rounder has been pictured again in his blissful place: serving to England’s cricketers out on the Oval as they put together for his or her ODI World Cup.
There are after all nonetheless indicators of the terrifying ordeal the all-rounder has gone via.
There’s a scar stretching from the bridge of his nostril to his chin, suggesting a number of reconstructive operations and pores and skin grafts.
The proper aspect of his face additionally seems to indicate indicators of nerve harm. His nostril continues to be coated in gauze and the grazes on his face are nonetheless contemporary.
Freddie’s spouse Rachael who’s a mannequin and enterprise entrepreneur has little question been his rock via the complete ordeal.
The pair wed in 2005 on the glitzy Pavilion Street Resort in Knightsbridge, London, on March 5, however due to Freddie’s work commitments, they have been unable to get pleasure from a honeymoon shortly after their big day.
They now share 4 kids, Holly, 17, Corey, 16, Rocky, 13, and Preston, two, who was named after the Lancashire metropolis the place Freddie grew up.
Rachael, initially from Hayward’s Heath, West Sussex, arrange her enterprise Strawberry Promotions aged 19, with the agency supplying promotional workers for upmarket occasions.
Pictured: Flintoff and his spouse Rachel (seen right here on their 2005 marriage ceremony day)
The previous England cricket star, 45, was little question supported all through his ordeal by his household, together with his spouse of 18 years, Rachael, 42, who’s a mannequin and enterprise entrepreneur. Pictured, Freddie, Rachael and their kids Holly, Corey and Rocky in 2014
Freddie, who has returned to work with the England cricket group, retains his household life principally non-public – however the couple (pictured) have beforehand shared some particulars about their romance
The cricketer turned TV star furthered his self-appointed ‘Daredevil’ position whereas on Prime Gear
It was via her work in occasions that she met her husband on the Edgbaston Cricket Floor in 2002.
She admitted to The Day by day Mail in 2007: ‘He actually wasn’t my sort bodily, as a result of I all the time go for darkish males, however I believed he was the funniest man I had ever met.
‘He obtained maintain of my cellular quantity and texted me a few occasions, and we met up for a drink, and I used to be just about greatly surprised by his allure.’
The couple welcomed their first little one Holly in 2004, adopted by Corey shortly after and Rocky in 2008.
Freddie was satisfied that he and Rachael would not have anymore kids after the arrival of their son Rocky.
In 2016 he stated: ‘We considered it. I initially needed 5 however you have got three and that felt like sufficient. I could not return to the nappy stage now.’
However in April 2020, the pair revealed that that they had secretly welcomed their fourth little one over Christmas 2019 and shared their youngest son’s identify.
Rachael – who lives along with her household in a £2.5 million residence in Altrincham, Larger Manchester, in keeping with The Solar – all the time refers to her husband as Andrew, by no means Freddie. She tried it as soon as, she beforehand admitted, however he reacted like a scalded cat.
‘Freddie is a piece identify, in addition to a little bit of a joky identify, and though a great deal of his mates name him Freddie, to me he is Andrew, a husband and a father, slightly than a sportsman and a celeb.’
It’s unknown which of any of Freddie’s former TV roles he’ll nonetheless do following the crash.
Prime Gear followers would have been capable of get pleasure from their favorite stars driving on one of many world’s most iconic racetracks, battling via the sands of Morocco and welcoming previous faces within the subsequent sequence of the present if it had completed filming.