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Former 'Neighbours' star Madeleine West reveals horror of bus crash

17 October 2011 9:32 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Madeleine West has revealed that she suffered serious brain injuries when she was involved in a serious accident almost ten years ago. The Australian actress, who used to play Toadie Rebecchi's wife Dee Bliss in Neighbours, said that she needed rehab and plastic surgery after being hit by a bus on a Sydney street in 2002. West said that she was told to keep quiet about her injuries to save her acting career but admitted that she could not ignore the migraines, memory and co-ordination issues she suffers as a result of the crash. Speaking at BrainLink's Women of Achievement Awards earlier this week, West said: "I was advised by my agents and bosses to sort of pretend it didn't happen. But [brain injury] is something that should be talked about more." West also said that the cerebral haematoma she suffered (more) »

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