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Sandie Shaw left scarred after car accident

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May 30, 2013 | 12:31am EDT

Sixties pop icon Sandie Shaw has been left with a scar on her forehead after a horrific car crash in France earlier this year (13). The Puppet on a String hitmaker was being driven by her husband, Dr. Tony Bedford, when another vehicle struck their car. Speaking on U.K. TV show Neil McCormick's Needle Time, Shaw recalls, "The next thing I knew, the car was rolling, and my seat belt had come undone, so I was rolling around in this 4x4, it was almost like free fall. My husband thought he'd killed me. I couldn't get out." The 66-year-old singer reveals she suffered severe head injuries and was hospitalised after the accident. She adds, "The whole of my face had opened up, all the top of my head, and I was just covered in blood. And I couldn't breathe for this blood. I've never felt such pain in my life. I remember thinking 'I'm so glad I never had the face lift, if this is anything like how it feels!' That did go through my head. "This guy managed to sew me back together. I was... not able to do anything for such a long time because I was purple, blue, and (had) this huge scar on my face." The crash prompted Shaw to make proper plans to retire and to release her best of compilation album, Long Live Love, earlier this month (May13). She explains, "We put this album out and it was part of me saying goodbye. I was going to do it really kind of quietly as it's the last time I'm going to do this."

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