After suffering major injuries from a car accident in Spain, the singer is now recuperating

Por People Staff
Updated Octubre 24, 2008

Ana Torroja, the lead singer of disbanded Spanish pop group Mecano which enjoyed huge popularity in Latin America and Europe, was hospitalized earlier this month following a traffic accident. The singer the hospital in Cádiz, España, this past Wednesday, where she was in critical condition since October 10.

The Latin Grammy Award-nominated singer, who has had successful solo career since the band broke up in 1998, suffered a broken collarbone but her life is not in danger, a regional health department official said.

Five other people were hurt in the head-on collision between two vehicles at Barbate which is near Jerez de la Frontera, including former Miss Spain, Esther Arroyo, who was travelling with the 48-year-old pop star.

Mecano was one of the most popular groups to emerge in the 1980s during a period of cultural experimentation in newly democratic Spain known as “La Movida”, having sold millions of albums worldwide.

The band issued a greatest hits album in 2005 and a musical based on its songs, named after its debut single “Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar” (I Can't Get Up Today), is currently packing a Madrid theatre.