Scottish Journalist Lorraine Kelly aged 62, overcomes her fear of horse-riding after ten years. Learn more about the accident below! 

Lorraine Kelly is a Scottish journalist. Glasgow native has worked in journalism from the age of 17.

Additionally, the TV presenter has presented various television shows for ITV, including Good Morning Britain, GMTV, This Morning, Daybreak, The Sun Military Awards, STV Children’s Appeal, and Lorraine.

Moreover, she was also appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to charity and was later promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire.


Scottish Journalist Lorraine Kelly Horse Riding Accident Trauma Fear Fight

Scottish Journalist Lorraine Kelly recovered from the fear and rode a horse recently. 

Ever since her accident back in 2012, she confessed that she had not been able to ride a horse. She has also been visiting 14-times Paralympic Gold medalist, Sir Lee Pearson, to overcome her fear.

However, after ten years, she has finally overcome her fear of horse-riding fear on today’s edition of her self-titled chat show. She mentioned that she was anxious in the beginning as she took her massive step to ride a horse after a decade. 

Although she was doubtful that she could do it, she decided to go with the flow, irrespective of that making her uncomfortable. She then put on Sir Lee’s Championship hat from the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 and proceeded to mount the horse.

She stated, “Oh my goodness me! Not in a million years; I never thought I would do this.” Further, the TV presenter described the experience as emotional and fought back the tears as she vowed to not be “frightened anymore.”

What Had Happened To Lorraine Kelly?

Back in 2012, Lorraine Kelly was hospitalized following a horrific horse-riding accident

She revealed that she was under intensive care after she was hospitalized at St George’s Hospital in London. In addition to that, she received a blood transfusion as her blood count kept on dropping.

She stated that it wasn’t a horse’s fault, but that certainly cost her an awful lot of blood. She also mentioned that as an Amateur horse rider and the accident happened when she attempted to do a jump. Although, she was immediately rushed to the A & E and was all stitched up in half an hour. 

Following two weeks in the hospital, she could move around with the aid of crutches. Her fans outpoured messages on social media platforms as she took a break from the show due to the accident. The TV star also took to Twitter to thank all her fans for their concern.

Where Is She Now?

Judging from her social media, Lorraine Kelly is back on the show. She is currently presenting an eponymous program, Lorraine.

She has been working in the program since 2010. Also, the journalist is perhaps living in London with her husband, Steve Smith, a television cameraman. She previously lived in Cookham Dean in Berkshire between 1993- 2005. Then until December 2017, she lived in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

Following that, they sold their home and moved closer to Lorraine’s work. Despite moving out of Dundee, she describes herself as an ‘adopted Dundonian,’ and she calls the place her home.