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AP McCoy Breaks Down in Tears While Giving Health Update on Jockey Pal Graham Lee

AP McCoy, the iconic racing star, was overcome with emotion as he gave a health update on his jockey friend Graham Lee. The tearful moment occurred during a live TV appearance, following Lee's horror fall at Newcastle Racecourse. McCoy, along with his fellow ITV pundits, provided comfort and support to the legendary jockey.

Spinal Damage

Graham Lee suffered spinal damage when he fell from his horse, Ben Macdui, during a race. The 47-year-old was immediately taken to intensive care at Newcastle Royal Infirmary. In a statement released by his family, it was revealed that Lee has sustained damage to his spinal cord.

AP McCoy's Support

SunSport reported that AP McCoy made a 3am dash to bring Lee's daughter to his bedside at the hospital. The close friends have been providing each other with unwavering support during this difficult time.

An Emotional Update

During his appearance as part of ITV's punditry team from Cheltenham, McCoy opened up about Lee's condition and the challenging week they have faced. Fighting back tears, he spoke about the operation Lee had to stabilize his fractures and the long road to recovery that lies ahead. McCoy expressed hope for a positive outcome and the support of everyone during this trying time.

"It's been the most horrendous week… It is a long road and it'll be a long road for Becky and the family. With a bit of luck, God can be good, and I think everyone would like him to be good right now," McCoy said.