Dean Gaffney has told ITV Daybreak how his recent car accident, could have left him blind or brain damaged.
The actor was driving to a friend's house from Derby Theatre, where he is starring in 'A Murder is Announced', when the accident occurred.
Not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, he told presenters Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones, "I just completely forgot".
Paramedics at Derby Royal Hospital told the actor, that if he had been wearing one, he would have escaped the crash with whiplash.
Escaping with a striking scar on his head, he explained how circumstances could have been much worse.
Gaffney said he will return to work at the theatre tomorrow, he said the support he had received over the accident from friends, family and well wishers had been "amazing."