Kurt Darren out of action for six weeks - affecting his performance at Skouspel Plus in Cape Town
South African Afrikaans music singer, Kurt Darren, is no 'Loslappie' for the next six weeks. The Afrikaans prince of pop has been seriously injured in a road accident in Pretoria. The crash occurred on the Moloto Road in the early hours Sunday. He was airlifted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg where he is being treated for multiple injuries. Darren and his two companions were on their way home after watching a rugby match. An oncoming vehicle apparently approached them in the middle of the road forcing Darren to swerve causing the car to roll. "He has broken eight ribs as far as I also know his wife and mother-in-law are overseas. I'm not sure if they have heard the news yet but I’m sure they will be on the first flight back to South Africa," says Darren’s friend, Ettiene Ludick. According to his brother, Darren van Heerden, the singer is in a serious but stable condition. "We would like to thank the emergency services for their quick response and for saving Kurt’s life," Louis van Wyk, from Music Profile Management, said in a press release on Monday. "Kurt will be out of action for the next six weeks. We are currently busy phoning all the clients affected. This includes Kurt's appearance at the Vryfees as well as Skouspel Plus in Cape Town."We would also like to thank all of Kurt's friends and loyal fans for the messages of support. It really means a lot," Van Wyk was quoted as saying.