UPDATE as of 24/1/16
Following Colin’s scan on Friday, the news is not encouraging. His condition has seriously deteriorated.
We acknowledge the grief among all those who love him and are deeply grateful for the thousands of messages of love and support however there will be no more news updates while his family remain at his bedside.
As before, we request that they are given space to deal with this most difficult of situations.
UPDATE as of 20/1/16
We promised to keep you updated with news about Colin. Until yesterday we had very little firm information other than that he was in a coma following a road traffic accident on the morning of 10th, not far from Cork airport, and that he was in a critical condition.
However scans have revealed that the injuries to his brain are worse than we feared and that he has only a slim chance of pulling through. He is in a stable condition, which is being managed by the amazing staff of the Intensive Treatment Unit, with his family by his side. More scans are scheduled for Friday morning, however it is clear that if we are going to see an improvement, we will need a miracle.
Colin’s wife Camilla has asked that anyone who wants to, to send collective healing and positive energy to Colin particularly 12:00 and 14:00 GMT today, Wednesday 20th in the hope of the miracle we need. If you miss this time, no matter – your thoughts are still very welcome.
We understand that you may wish to send some token of your love, however, the hospital is unable to accept flowers or gifts. Please leave any messages here or send more private thoughts via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will pass them on to Colin and the family as soon as it’s appropriate.
We would ask that the family are given space to deal with these difficult times in private.
UPDATE as of 14/1/16:
Colin remains in a critical condition in hospital in Ireland. He has suffered a serious head injury and has been placed in an induced coma to allow him the best possible chance of recovery. He is likely to remain like this for several days but we will post an update as soon as there is any significant change in his condition. He is receiving the best possible care from the Intensive care unit team.
Thank you to everyone who has posted, messaged, emailed and texted. Please keep doing it as his family are deeply moved and helped by your support and love. Please feel free to share this message and pass on to anyone not on social media.
We’re very sorry to have to tell you that Colin has been involved in a serious car accident and is currently in a stable but critical condition in hospital.
He is surrounded by warmth, love and the best possible care. We will keep you updated as soon as we have any significant news but in the meantime would ask you to respect his and his family’s privacy.
We know that he and the family will appreciate your thoughts and positive hopes for his full recovery so please post any messages of support in the comments section here and we will pass them on.