Label veteran Jill Sinclair, wife of British record producer Trevor Horn, is in intensive care after an accident involving an air rifle, a spokesman for Horn's music company said on Monday (June 26).

Label veteran Jill Sinclair, wife of British record producer Trevor Horn, is in intensive care after an accident involving an air rifle, a spokesman for Horn's music company said on Monday (June 26).

Sinclair suffered serious arterial damage on Sunday when her 22-year-old son accidentally shot a pellet into her neck at their Oxfordshire home. She is in a stable condition in hospital in Reading.

Sinclair was one of the founders, with Horn, of the ZTT record label, which scored hits in the 1980s with pop groups such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood and The Art of Noise.

Horn enjoyed his first hit in 1979 with the Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star" and has more recently worked with Lisa Stansfield, the Sugababes and Seal.

-- Reuters