Soft Cell singer Marc Almond is recovering in a London hospital today (Oct. 18) after a serious motorcycle crash, police said. The 47-year-old, English-born singer was the passenger on a bike that col

Soft Cell singer Marc Almond is recovering in a London hospital today (Oct. 18) after a serious motorcycle crash, police said. The 47-year-old, English-born singer was the passenger on a bike that collided with a car yesterday near St. Paul's Cathedral in central London. The driver of the motorcycle was also hospitalized.

"There was a serious collision between a car and a motorcycle in London Sunday afternoon and the motorcycle passenger, Marc Almond, suffered severe injuries," a City of London police spokesperson said.

A spokesperson at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel said Almond was recovering in stable condition after surgery.

Almond formed Soft Cell in Leeds, northern England with synthesizer player David Ball in 1980. "Tainted Love" went on to become Britain's biggest-selling single of 1981 and was also a huge hit in the United States.

Soft Cell split in 1984 but reunited to record a new album and tour in 2002.


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