Sofia Vergara's boyfriend Nick Loeb was reportedly set to run for candidacy for the US Senate, but he has had to pull out.

Nick announced he wanted to stand for the role yesterday (17.11.11), following months of speculation he was keen on apply for the position - but he has now changed his mind as he is still feeling the effects of a near-death car accident.

He said in a press conference: "With every fibre In Me I want to run this race.

"Unfortunately, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for US Senate. I am still in pain and not physically up to the rigors of the campaign let alone serve as a US Senator."

Nick recently praised the 'Modern Family' star for looking after him following the crash, saying she's been "great".

He told the Miami Herald: "Sofia was wonderful. She took care of me.

"During the Emmys, after she was nominated, she didn't go out to the parties.

"She came right back to the hospital and stayed with me and she stayed on a green plastic bench thing for several days. She's been great."