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Deborah Meaden told fans she has fractured her wrist after suffering a horse riding accident on Friday.

The 62-year-old Dragons' Den star was rushed into A&E last night, explaining that she injured herself while trying to climb onto a horse.

The businesswoman was left feeling very thankful for the NHS as hospital staff at Taunton Musgrove Hospital looked after her as she underwent several X-rays before having her wrist put into a plastercast.

She posted a photo of herself holding up her fractured wrist on Instagram, writing: "Thank you to the brilliant A and E #tauntonmusgrovehospital. Every one of you so caring, careful and very reassuring.

Deborah Meaden has fractured her wrist
(Image: Deborah Meaden/Instagram)

"We must never stop appreciating our amazing #nhs. There when you need them in bucketloads me, my newcast and the lovely @becky00117 and @lowri_harding x."

She later added on Twitter : "I know you know but Our #NHS is blooming brilliant.

"Went in fractured wrist. several x rays, manipulation under painkillers with reassuring voice in my ear and I leave with plastercast and wrist on the mend. Here with Becky and ⁦@Lowri_punc19 ⁩ thankyouxxx."

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Deborah's fans were left concerned following the accident, with many flocking to the comments section.

"Oh no – wishing you a speedy recovery Deborah! You look like you're in safe hands x" one person shared.

She was also asked how it all happened by fellow TV star Kelly Hoppen.

Deborah told her: "I thought I could hope I the steed ide of the mounting block…turns out I couldn't thanks for checking xx."

The Dragons Den star suffered an accident while trying to climb onto a horse
(Image: BBC/Andrew Farrington)

She is thankfully on the mend
(Image: PA)

Becky, who made sure Deborah was safe during her hospital visit, wrote: "Lovely meeting you. Have a speedy recovery. Thank you for the appreciation, means alot."

In response Deborah penned: "You don't just mend people… you do it with heart x"

A third fan commented: "Get well soon, amazing Mrs. Meaden!"

Thankfully, Deborah is on the mend after receiving incredible treatment at the hospital.

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