The rocker was hospitalised on Friday (18Sep15) to treat injuries sustained in the accident, and he later detailed the medical crisis to fans in a series of posts on Twitter.com.

He writes, "Spent the last 24 hours in hospital. I've been 'electrocuted' by mic (microphone), working, etc. before, but never to the extent of yesterday. Nothing... to show from it other than burns on my fingers. Lucky to be alive, but today feel like I was ran over (sic) by a truck. Close call for the heart..."

Carlile has not given any further details about how the accident happened.