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Former BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker has exclusively revealed to Express.co.uk that he immediately feared not having the ability to play golf again after his bike was hit by a automotive in February.

Dan, 46, who now works for Channel 5 News, admitted he wasn’t sure his “head was in the suitable place” when he woke up on the tarmac in central Sheffield.

The golf enthusiast recalled to Express.co.uk: “I feel after I woke up on the ground, after being out for 20 minutes, the very first thing I did was; I moved my arms, I moved my legs, and I turned my back, classic golfer, to considering, ‘am I in a fit state to play golf?’”

Dan, who is about to place his skills to the test on the Walker v Willett Golf Day for The Children’s Hospital Charity in July, went on to share his relief that he “could still swing a golf club” after the accident.

He shared: “I landed on my right hip really, really heavily, and I jolted my back a bit.

“So I’ve got the nerve damage down the suitable side of my body.”

Giving an insight into how his injuries from the incident still impact him to this present day, the presenter explained: “Each time I get out of a automotive, it takes me about two minutes to get my legs kicking into gear, nevertheless it’s okay, I’m improving.

“I didn’t break anything, it might have been lots more serious than it was.

“And I could still swing a golf club, so I’m okay,” the brave star quipped, ahead of his charity event with skilled golfer Danny Willett.

Dan went on to share how essential it was for him to get back on his bike after the accident, to avoid being struck down by fear.

He continued: “I’m glad I got back on a motorbike, I feel after three weeks, I used to be back at work after 10 days, after having all of the concussion protocols.

“And I feel I used to be back on a motorbike after three weeks, as soon as my bike got here back from the mechanic to get fixed, I just got straight back on it… because I am unable to remember the accident.”

“I just remember attending to the roundabout, trying to my right, seeing a niche and going, after which I woke up 20 minutes later.

“I feel because I haven’t any recollection of what happened, it’s not going around my head, I’m not having flashbacks.

“So I just got back on the bike. I felt a bit hairy after I got to my first roundabout. but I do not even give it some thought now if I’m honest.”

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