Ellie Goulding just revealed that she almost drowned in Norway last month along with photographer Conor McDonnell. Apparently, the “Love Me Like You Do” singer was making the journey across a frozen lake in a belt wagon, which is a vehicle that is tracked to keep its riders safe in winter conditions. But the vehicle was too heavy for the lake ice and broke through, forcing Goulding and McDonnell to struggle through the roof in order to survive the car crash.
It remains to be seen why McDonnell and Goulding waited a full three weeks to tell their story, and finally revealed the near fatal crash in an Instagram post just two days ago, with the other details of the crash reported by Billboard.
“Throwback to a few weeks ago when myself and @conormcdphoto nearly ended up in a lake in -30…” Goulding captioned the photo. “Note to self don’t drive a BV206 over a frozen lake.”
A photo posted by elliegoulding (@elliegoulding) on Jan 25, 2016 at 7:39am PST
It’s lucky for fans that Goulding didn’t drown, as she is planning a long tour in support of her album Delirium this spring. The tour is slated to span almost 40 shows in cities across the United States and Canada, beginning in Vancouver on April 1st. Her Delirium World Tour will then run across the United States, hitting musical hotspots Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Orlando and Boston before ending at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 21.
Goulding’s new album, Delirium, has been described as a break-up with electronic music, but she is still being supported by the British EDM duo, Years and Years, for the tour.