Phillip Schofield shares heartbreak over family member who suffered ‘life-changing injuries’ in scooter accident

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Phillip Schofield has revealed the horrific moment a family member was caught up in a terrifying scooter accident.

The This Morning presenter, 58, made the revelations during Thursday’s show, in which he discussed the dangers of E-scooters alongside co-host Holly Willoughby.

Phillip chatted to host Alice Beer and deputy chief executive of brain injury charity Headway when he shared that his family member received “life threatening injuries”.

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Phil said: “I would not think about going on my bike without my helmet.

“We have an extended member of the family who had an accident on a bike and sustained life changing brain injuries. So it is inconceivable for me.”

The host went on to add: “And also the money it costs the National Health Service a year, for people who have been riding bikes without a helmet on and have brain injuries, because they did not have a helmet.”

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Rental E-scooters became legal on roads in Great Britain on July 4 as part of a 12-month government trial on UK roads.

Rules that came with the legislation include that you can't go any faster than 15.5 miles per hour and you cannot ride on paths.

During the same episode, Phillip revealed that he’s set to open up on his mental health after facing “a dark battle”.

Ahead of the release of his autobiography, Phillip says he will be speaking more openly about his mental health, with the hit ITV daytime show running a segment on getting help for men.

Discussing the topic with his co-host Holly Willoughby, the show's resident doctor Chris Steele and the CEO of charity CALM, Simon Gunning, Phillip took a deep breath before opening up.

He said: "Over the next few weeks I will be talking quite a lot about my mental health, where my head has been in recent times.

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"It's surprising how you think you've got a grip on everything and suddenly your head takes you to dark and scary places.

"You say loved ones can be instrumental in helping, and there's no question that I needed a lot of help in recent times with the people who site beside me right now who helped me immensely."

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