Tom Meighan, the frontman of Glastonbury headliners Kasabian, has spoke of knocking down his own father with a car in a bizarre accident in a Leicester car park.

KasabianSerge Pizzorno from Kasabian [Credit: WENN] 

According to The Sun, the 33-year-old – who does not drive – had to take his father Tom Sr to hospital after the freak accident. “It was a bizarre accident and Tom feels really bad about it”, said an insider. "He was in a car park with his dad when it happened and was asked to release the handbrake to let the car forward slightly. By mistake, he put the foot on the accelerator and went into his father."

Tom Sr spent the day in hospital recovering from severe bruising and also receiving several stiches. However, the Leicester man refuses to hold a grudge against his rock star son. The source added: “Tom himself felt awful about it all but thankfully his dad has made a full recovery and saw the funny side”.

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Tom and guitarist Serge Pizzorno are celebrating their fourth No.1 album after 48:13 topped the charts last week. The band will close the Glastonbury festival next Sunday, joining Arcade Fire and Metallica in the headline slots.

The band have been working with artist Aitor Throup for their Glastonbury stage design. “Having the colour pink was such a move for us – people wouldn't expect it – and our collaboration with Aitor for Glastonbury is incredible” Pizzorno told NME, “We're working with set and lighting designers and so on, but we've also got input from Aitor, and that comes from another world. It's really exciting. We did a show at Hard Rock Calling last year, which we felt was fresh and new, so we're building on that”