She almost died after being hit by a bus on Sydney’s Oxford Street in 2002.
And 16 years later, former Neighbours star Madeline West has revealed that two sex workers who happened to be nearby saved her life after witnessing the accident.
‘It was actually two sex workers who were in the vicinity who held me, staunched the bleeding and called an ambulance,’ the mother-of-six explained.
‘Someone stole my wallet while I was unconscious’: Madeleine West has revealed how she was robbed after being hit by a bus in 2002 before two nearby sex workers helped save her life
Madeleine was struck while crossing the road and the accident left her with a fractured skull, a bloody eye and several missing teeth.
While fighting for her life in the street, Madeleine revealed she was also preyed upon by opportunistic thieves who stole her wallet.
‘I was left in the gutter and someone stole my wallet while I was unconscious, so the paramedics couldn’t ID me,’ Madeleine recalled on the Who Are You podcast.
Near-death experience: Madeleine was struck while crossing Sydney’s Oxford Street in 2002 and the accident left her with a fractured skull, a bloody eye and several missing teeth
After being hospitalised, Madeleine made a full recovery but was left with a ‘bundle of scars, a bit of a stutter and a dodgy eyebrow’.
It comes after the Playing for Keeps star hinted at a reconciliation with her partner-of-13-years Shannon Bennett, just two months after confirming their separation.
Madeleine referred to Shannon as her ‘partner’ during an interview with Who on Thursday, saying: ‘The way I’ve explained it to my kids [about being a working mum] is that I am Mummy… but I’m also Madeleine who is Daddy’s partner.’
Will they reunite? It comes after the Playing for Keeps star hinted at a reconciliation with her partner-of-13-years Shannon Bennett (left), just two months after confirming their separation
Madeleine shares six children – Phoenix, 12, Hendrix, 10, Xascha, eight, Xanthe, six, and twins Xalia and Margaux, four – with celebrity chef Shannon, 42.
She also confirmed reports that the whole family, including Shannon, are moving from Melbourne to Byron Bay, New South Wales.
‘It’s the energy that is up here, it suits as all us individuals and as a family,’ she said.