Punk veteran Siouxsie Sioux feels lucky to have walked away from what could have been a fatal horse riding accident earlier this year (14).

The Siouxsie and the Banshees singer recently rediscovered her childhood hobby and has been practising at her estate in France, telling Mojo magazine, "I've taken up horse riding again, I used to ride when I was young and I loved it and I still love it!"

However, Sioux had a "couple of close shaves" including a nasty fall at the beginning of the year (14) which she compares to Christopher Reeve's life-changing riding accident in 1995 which left the Superman actor paralysed from the neck down.

She adds, "I thought, 'F**k! I don't want to end up like Superman'. When you're younger you just don't think about that."