Work accident claim news
Jedward's Edward damages knee
Rumours have spread that one of the members of twin pop duo Jedward could be in line to make a work accident claim after hurting his knee during a concert performance at Weston-super-Mare.
Dublin-born Edward tore the cruciate ligament in his knee while performing a rendition of the song Ghostbusters but bravely battled on to the end of his set, despite the considerable pain.
It is understood that the singer, who first came to prominence alongside his brother in the TV talent show X-factor, will need to give his knee six to eight weeks to heal, including a number of weeks when the knee must be kept in plaster.
The duo's manager Louis Walsh said that Edward would make a "quick recovery".
"I've been talking to Edward and he's adamant that he wants all this to go ahead. His brother John has been looking after him and I'm sure Edward will be back on his feet very soon.
"We've had an amazing amount of messages and calls since Sunday," Walsh said.
Walsh gave no indication as to whether the singer had contacted a no win, no fee solicitor with a view to making a work accident claim.
However, should Jedward make a swift return to the stage, it is likely that a work accident claim will be unnecessary.