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Marc Almond on the mend after motorcycle accident

Marc Almond on the mend after motorcycle accident

British singer Marc Almond, who suffered severe head injuries in a motorcycle crash last month, says he is recovering well and that the "darker days of the ordeal" are, hopefully, behind him. Almond, who had a worldwide hit in 1981 with "Tainted Love" as part of the duo Soft Cell, was the passenger on a bike that collided with a car near St. Paul's Cathedral in central London. The out 47-year-old singer said on his Web site that he has been touched by messages from fans and friends. "I am grateful in so many ways for all the support--it has been a humbling and truly life-changing experience." Almond said he has been told how the accident occurred but that much of the crash remains a blank. The messages "lifted my spirits, which at times have been very low," Almond said. "I know it will be quite a while before I'm back to normal, though, hopefully, it won't be as long as thought before." Almond formed Soft Cell in the northern England city of Leeds with synthesizer player David Ball in 1980. "Tainted Love," an electronic cover of the soul classic, went on to become Britain's biggest-selling single of 1981 and was also a huge hit in the United States. Soft Cell split in 1984 but reunited for a show in 2001.

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