Ellie Goulding Survives Norway Ice Road Crash, Posts On Instagram

Ellie Goulding Survives Norway Ice Road Crash, Posts On Instagram

Ellie Goulding Norway

Ellie Goulding and photographer Conor McDonnell nearly found themselves plunged into frigid waters when their vehicle crashed through the surface of an ice-covered lake in Norway last month.

Thankfully the pair escaped with only minor injuries and one heck of a story.

In a recent Instagram post, McDonnell recalled how he and Goulding were traversing the lake in pitch-black conditions when the ice collapsed, forcing them to evacuate through the roof of their vehicle.

Ellie Goulding Norway

Ellie Goulding Norway

“ ‘Oh s-‑‑ we’re in’ was my first [thought],” McDonnell wrote. “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.”

Goulding posted the same photo and wrote, “Note to self don’t drive a BV206 over a frozen lake.”

Fortunately they escaped with their lives, a lovely photo, and one heck of a story.

In a recent Instagram post, McDonnell recalled how he and Goulding were traversing the lake in pitch-black conditions when the ice collapsed, forcing them to evacuate through the roof of their vehicle.

“ ‘Oh s-‑‑ we’re in’ was my first [thought],” McDonnell wrote. “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.”

Goulding posted the same photo and wrote, “Note to self don’t drive a BV206 over a frozen lake.”

No worse for the wear, Goulding is currently touring in support of her third album, Delirium, which features songs including “On My Mind, “Something in the Way You Move,” and “Lost and Found.”





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3 Comments

  1. duane

    Lakes can freeze enough to support a car but a river is tidal and even if the ice were thick enough but the tide were out, there would be insufficient support, sometimes even for a human. Don’t trust tidal water

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  2. Mandy

    Holy ****!! As growing up in a northern Canada town this happens all to often and sometimes with dire results. Thank god your spirit angels were with you to help you through it and keep you with us here on earth. Namaste

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  3. Jen 93

    maybe her next song will be like “love me like you do” with all the stutter like sounds… instead this time inspired by a terrible experience of freezing:
    “i’m f-f-f-freakin’ cold
    f-f-f-f-f freakin’ cold,
    someone help out, mmmmmhmmmmm
    brrrrrrrr what are you waiting for?

    in all honesty, I am glad this poor lass made it out alright! that’s really scary.

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