Dean Gaffney - the Soap Opera star from Eastenders fame, who later went onto yield cult status - has been injured in a car accident, but is "going to be okay", The Guardian reports. 

Dave Read, Gaffney's agent, said his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening and he would hopefully make a quick recovery. "He's got some nasty head injuries but the good news is that he's going to be okay," he said. "It was a bad crash and we're grateful it wasn't any worse." A spokeswoman for Derbyshire police said: "We can confirm that a 34-year-old man was involved in a collision on the A38 at around 10.45pm last night. There was just one car involved that hit the central reservation. He was taken to Royal Derby hospital where he received treatment for head injuries but those injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening."

Friends of Gaffney's were quick to issue words of support. Steven Van Der Lammie said: "Whenever I've worked with Dean Gaffney, he's always been so kind and funny ... I really hope he pulls through his car accident! x" Danny Panthaki said: "Hearing that Dean Gaffney was in a very serious car crash last night. Hope he pulls through. A top, genuine guy."