Bryan Ferry thanks medics after son Merlin's crash

Bryan Ferry with his sons (L to R) Merlin, Isaac, Tara and Otis Image copyright John Stillwell/PA Wire
Image caption Merlin Ferry (left) accompanied his brothers to see their father Bryan receive a CBE three years ago

Singer Bryan Ferry has thanked Shropshire's emergency services and doctors for saving his son's life.

Merlin Ferry, 24, was seriously hurt in a collision near the village of Cound on 22 December.

He suffered a head injury and multiple fractures to his legs, pelvis and left arm, the ambulance service said.

In a Facebook message, Bryan Ferry praised the "amazing" work of the emergency services and staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

"Merlin has undergone a series of operations and is now stable in hospital, with a long period of recovery ahead of him," it said.

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Image caption Bryan Ferry's comments were posted on Facebook

The 24-year-old was cut free by firefighters after the collision.

Merlin's brother Otis earlier thanked fire crews for their efforts on Twitter.

"Thank you for extracting my Brother alive from what looks like a mangled box of tin," he said. "We are all continuing to pray."

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Image caption Two cars were involved in the crash a few miles outside Shrewsbury

A Mercedes, a Volvo Saloon and a Scania lorry were involved in the crash on the A458, a few miles outside Shrewsbury.

There was a small fire in the second car, but the driver, a 49-year-old man, was able to escape with just cuts and bruises.

Bryan Ferry has achieved international success as a solo artist and with his group Roxy Music.

Merlin accompanied his siblings Otis, Isaac and Tara, to Buckingham Palace three years ago to see their father receive a CBE.

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