Dean Gaffney show to carry on despite accident

dean gaffney2ARTSBEAT NEWS: Former EastEnders star Dean Gaffney who is currently appearing in A Murder is Announced at Derby Theatre, has been involved in a car accident and is in hospital with head injuries.

News of the crash was broken on Twitter this morning by one of the actor’s pals Tamer Hassan who asked people to pray for him. Many messages and good wishes have since been posted by fans.

Dean was on his way home from a performance at Derby Theatre when the accident happened last night at 10.45pm.

The 34-year-old was driving a mini which collided with the central reservation of the southbound A38 between Markeaton roundabout and Kingsway and he was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital.

His production company Ian Dickens Productions has just announced it has decided to go ahead with the remaining performances at Derby Theatre this week.

“Having spoken with the rest of the cast, the company and theatre we have decided to go ahead with the remaining performances. Our thoughts are with Dean and his family and we wish him all the best for his continued recovery over the coming days,” said the statement.