Cody Simpson's sister Alli 'lucky to be alive' after breaking neck

The new year is not off to a great start for Cody Simpson’s sister Alli after she broke her neck and then tested positive for Covid.

The 23-year-old actress and singer shared the news on social media, explaining how she dove into the shallow end of a swimming pool and hit her head on the floor.

Alli revealed she is lucky to be alive after having medical scans on New Year’s Eve and was assessed by a neurosurgeon.

‘The outcome – no immediate surgery was required & I have been sent home in a hard neck brace that I’ll be living in 24/7 for the next 4 months as my neck hopefully heals itself,’ she penned.

‘I am EXTREMELY lucky to be alive and/or not quadriplegic as it JUST missed my spinal cord.’

She continued: ‘The way I see it, four months is a drop in the ocean when it comes to the rest of my happy & healthy life.

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‘As you can imagine, I have been in endless tears and thanking every guardian angel watching over me in the pool that night plus every moment since.’

Alli, whose older brother has dated model Gigi Hadid and singer Miley Cyrus, thanked friends, family, and medical staff for helping her through the ordeal.

Ending the post, she added: ‘Happy new year everyone – sending love & light. Hoping the start to your year has been a whole lot better than mine!!

‘Stay safe this year fam & DON’T DIVE INTO ANYTHING WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW IT’S DEPTH!’

Alli received an outpouring of love after sharing the post, with one writing: ‘So scary! Sending so much love and hugs for a speedy recovery girl.’

Echoing a similar sentiment, another penned: ‘Alli, sending you strength. You gorgeous thing. I love you. Be strong.’

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