Joan Collins treated for smoke inhalation after 'terrifying' fire at her London flat

DAME Joan Collins has revealed she needed ambulance treatment after a 'terrifying fire' engulfed her flat.

The screen legend, 85, called her husband Percy "a hero" for dousing the flames while waiting for the fire brigade to arrive.


Writing on Twitter, she said: "THANK U from the bottom of my ❤️ to the marvelous @LondonFire who attended to the terrifying fire yesterday in our flat. #threealarmfire

"My hero Percy had already doused the flames consuming the entire wall with handheld extinguisher (#donttakethisrisk). #gratitude #firefighters."

THANK U from the bottom of my ❤️ to the marvelous @LondonFire who attended to the terrifying fire yesterday in our flat. #threealarmfire My hero Percy had already doused the flames consuming the entire wall with handheld extinguisher (#donttakethisrisk). #gratitude #firefighters

The star added: "And thanks also to the @NHSEnglandLDN #nhs #emt #Ambulance crew who took care of our smoke inhalation and comforted me. And the wonderful @metpoliceuk who kept the street closed and everyone safe. #gratitude."

After he posts on instagram of the home's charred remains, London Fire Brigade replied: "So sorry you had experience this. But glad we were able to help. Do let us know if we can offer any further assistance."

FLOODED FLAT

The fire was not the first mishap Joan's dealt with at her London flat – in 2017 the ceiling collapsed after a an apartment above flooded with water.

She wrote in the Daily Mail: “As living arrangements go, I didn’t think mine could get much worse. But the past few days have proved me wrong.

“The year started badly enough when, while in LA this January, my brother Bill called to say there had been a massive flood in a neighbour’s apartment and the ceiling had collapsed in our London flat.

“Returning two days later, my husband Percy and I were faced with a scene of utter devastation. The place was a disaster zone.”

Joan made her feature film debut in the 1950s but arguably had her most iconic role in the 1980s playing Alexis Carrington in soap opera, Dynasty.

However, after a long career she is still in demand today and most recently starred in TV drama, American Horror Story.









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