Ellie Goulding Reveals She Nearly Drowned In Terrifying Ice Driving Incident 4 years ago

Ellie Goulding Reveals She Nearly Drowned In Terrifying Ice Driving Incident

Ellie Goulding has revealed how she nearly drowned while on a trip to Norway, after her car cracked through the ice on a frozen lake.

The chart topper was travelling with photographer Conor McDonnell as part of her European tour when the car crashed through the ice in -25C weather.

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Taking to her Instagram account, the Love Me Like You Do singer posted an image of the submerged car, writing:

‘Throwback to a few weeks ago when myself and @conormcdphotonearly ended up in a lake in -30... Note to self don't drive a BV206 over a frozen lake’

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But it was photographer Conor McDonnell who provided the background information – revealing the pair were forced to crawl through the roof of the car to emergency evacuate from the vehicle.
Detailing the events, McDonnell wrote:

‘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. 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. "Oh sh*t 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’

Thankfully, it seems the pop star enjoyed the rest of her trip – updating her Instagram with snaps of huskies and sled rides: