Sophie Winkleman didn't think she would make it out of a terrifying car crash she was involved in last November.
Sophie Winkleman ''expected'' to die when she was involved in a car crash last November.
The 37-year-old actress - who is titled Lady Frederick Windsor -was travelling from the set of upcoming new drama 'Trust' when the car she was travelling in was hit by another vehicle and thrown up in the air, causing broken bones in her spine, a fractured foot and ruptured abdomen, and the former 'Peep Show' star didn't think she'd make it out alive.
She said: ''It's very strange, when something huge happens to your body, you don't immediately feel the pain.
''I felt lots of warmth and a strange kind of serenity. I felt like my soul was rising up and seeing everything... Yes, I did expect to die. It was extraordinary...
''This sounds so bizarre but there was a strange,tinkling music in my mind, like wind chimes, and I thought it meant I was dying.
''Even though I was lucid and I could hear the screaming, the car alarms and sirens, and I saw the lights in the road suddenly get very red, there was a strange aura - like my soul was rising up and seeing everything.
''I became curiously detached from the car and the scene.''
In what she thought were her final moments, Sophie - who has daughters Maud, four, and Isabella, two, with husband Lord Frederick Windsor - prayed for the future happiness of her family.
She continued in an interview with Britain's HELLO! magazine: ''I thought about my girls, my mother and father and poor Freddie.
''I thought if I die right now, I must make sure my prayers are practical, like, 'Please let Freddie find a nice lady to be very sweet to the girls, please make my mum and dad's health OK so they can be very involved in the girls' lives', things like that.
''But then gradually the strange aura became less and less and I was suddenly lying outside on the road as a man talked to me and I then thought I might survive.''
Sophie was taken to nearby Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and spent the night worrying she wouldn't walk again as she had no feeling in her legs.
She recalled: ''I think I started to go slightly mad around 2.30am, taking bottles of water, anything from beside my bed, and smashing them against my legs, desperate to feel something. But I couldn't.''
After three days, Sophie began to get movement back in her toes and after two weeks, she was transferred to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, where she finally walked again.
The 'Two and a Half Men' actress left hospital on Christmas Eve (24.12.17) and though she still has days where she's in pain, she's expected to make a full recovery.
She said: ''I can have really good days and then I can have rather creaky days.
''A bad back does make you feel old - turning over in bed is rather an Everestian task.
''But I'm about to start a course of Pilates which I've been told should help a lot.
''And the prognosis is to make a full recovery - I'm very lucky.''
With a fourth solo album having just dropped and his 50th birthday celebrations behind him, John Grant kicked off the UK leg of his latest tour in...
Tristan Corrigan on the difficulties of making music within a genre that is so popular.
They've just announced their 2019 70-date world tour and they've dropped a new single and video just to get fans even more excited.
Seven months after the release of his second album 'Staying At Tamara's', George Ezra unveils the video to his newest single 'Hold My Girl'.
Kesha's latest single is 'Here Comes The Change' from the soundtrack of an important new biographical drama entitled 'On the Basis of Sex'.
Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way unveils a solo single for the Halloween season entitled 'Baby You're A Haunted House'.
It's been four months since her split from Liam Payne, and now she's poured her heart out into a brand new single entitled 'Love Made Me Do It'.
From their newest EP 'What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way', Nothing But Thieves drop the lyric video for their single 'Take This Lonely...
The Lumineers honour their friend and hero Tom Petty with a sensational cover of his 1996 song 'Walls' from the 'She's the One' soundtrack.
Watch Olly Murs get his nerd on as he blags his way into an exclusive Snoop Dogg party (where Rowan Atkinson is the bartender) in the video for their...
Mariah Carey is the picture of glamour in the black and white video for her brand new single 'With You'. It's the lead single from her forthcoming...
Eminem draws attention to the negative response his 2017 album 'Revival' received in the video for his latest song 'Venom'; a song recorded for the...
With the recent release of her third, very well received album 'Hunter' just behind her, Anna had plenty of relatively new songs to showcase.