Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon’s younger brother John Lonergan has been left in hospital following a horrific car crash with his best friend James Bartell who was driving.
John, 30, was in the passenger seat and suffered serious injuries after James lost control of his car and ploughed into trees.
Sources have reported that Alesha, 38, is “sick with worry” about her brother and said John is “lucky to be alive”.
James, 29, sadly died at the scene on Sunday evening. He leaves behind his girlfriend Anna-Marie Kelly and his two children.
John remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
A source close to singer Alesha told The Sun: “She is sick with worry about her brother John. He is badly injured but is lucky to be alive.
“He has several broken ribs and a broken collar bone. It’s expected he will be in hospital for some time.”
Hertfordshire Constabulary are now investigating the crash.
PC Jackie Lister said “We are doing all we can to fully investigate this incident in order to establish what happened prior to the collision.
“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it, to please contact me.
“I am conscious that many drivers these days have dash cams fitted to their vehicles and may have captured the vehicle being driven immediately prior to the collision.”
Alesha’s fans rushed to support the star with one tweeting: “Sending my love and sincere thoughts to @AleshaOfficial and your family!”
Another said: “So sorry to see this sweetie. My thoughts are with you and family.”
“Our thoughts are with you @AleshaOfficial and we hope your brother makes a speedy recovery,” one added.
Mum-of-one Alesha has six siblings including John – five brothers and one sister.
Earlier this month the star shared a rare snap of her brother Jeroame Harris.
The star uploaded the sweet photo to congratulate Jeroame on his graduation from the Royal Air Force.
Alesha looked like a proud sister as she stood next to Jeroame, who was suited and booted in his uniform.
The mum-of-one captioned the post: “So proud of my brother who graduated today and was also awarded the Rothschild Trophy for highest overall standard in force protection training @royalairforceuk 🏆#royalairforce.”
Fans rushed to comment on the picture congratulating Jeroame.
One said: “Aww I bet you are proud! ❤❤.”
“A big congrats to him it’s a proud day for the family 👏🏾,” another added.