Ellie Goulding Reveals Her Scary Near-Death Experience

Ellie Goulding had a terrifying near-death experience during a recent trip to Norway.

The 29-year-old revealed her brush with disaster on Instagram yesterday, sharing a photo of an all-terrain vehicle she’d been travelling in sinking into a frozen lake. Scary stuff.

In the post, Ellie explained that the ice underneath the car had cracked, leaving her and her photographer Conor McDonnell minutes away from going under.

> Ellie Goulding shared this photo with her Instagram followers

 

She captioned the image: ‘Throwback to a few weeks ago when myself and @conormcdphoto nearly ended up in a lake in -30… Note to self don’t drive a BV206 over a frozen lake.’


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Understandably, this left fans pretty concerned. One commented: ‘Thank the Lord you’re okay,’ while another said: ‘I’m glad you are ok.’

> Ellie Goulding is busy on her European tour

 

Conor left a lengthier description of his and Ellie’s ordeal on his page, writing alongside the same image: ‘So me and @elliegoulding weren’t going to post about this but we decided that it’s too mad of a story not to tell [sic].

‘This photo is from when we were in Norway a few weeks ago.

‘That moment when you’re in -25 in the middle of nowhere in Norway in the pitch black and your belt wagon crashes through the ice in the middle of a lake and you have to emergency evacuate through the roof.

> Conor McDonnell was in the car with Ellie Goulding

 


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‘”Oh s*** we’re in” was my first though. Second was to take photos. We were in the front cabin. That is pretty much under water in this photo. A few minutes later it was all completely gone under the water and ice for good.’

> Conor McDonnell has been photographing Ellie Goulding on tour

 

Crikey. Conor is on the road with Ellie to photograph her on her European tour, which will come to a close in London at the end of March.

Let’s just hope they manage to stay safe for the rest of their trip.