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2013-07-08 17:23
Johannesburg - Singer Kurt Darren has sustained a blow to the head, which doctors suspect has caused some eye damage, reports Eyewitness News.

He will remain in the intensive care unit at Netcare Milpark Hospital for the next two days.

Darren broke eight ribs during a car accident over the weekend.

His brother, Darren van Heerden, says he will undergo some more brain scans.

Memory loss

"A nerve in his eye has been damaged. He can't focus with his eyes. The doctors are hoping it will come right on its own otherwise they'll have to step in."

Van Heerden said that his brother is also experiencing some memory loss.

"He seems to be forgetting that he's even in hospital. He's not 100% just yet."

On Saturday, Darren was airlifted to hospital after the car he was travelling in with a colleague fell into a ditch in the Pretoria East area.

They were on their way back to Darren's house after watching rugby with family and friends when the accident occurred.

According to Van Heerden, Darren thought that his back was broken and complained that he couldn't breathe while still trapped in the wreck of the Toyota Fortuner.

The accident took place on the Kameeldrift road close to Darren's house.

Darren and two other people – music manger and driver of the vehicle Marnus Bisschof, and his assistant Nadia van Rensburg – were involved in the crash.
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