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Former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield survives terrifying car accident

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Terrifying times for Matt Pinfield.

As TMZ reports, the former MTV VJ was hit by a speeding car in Los Angeles on Monday night, resulting in his leg being broken in two places and major lacerations to his head.

Fortunately, he was rushed to Cedars-Sinar hospital, where he received stitches for his head and underwent surgery for his leg. His friend recently posted a photo reporting that he’s in stable condition — and even eating a muffin!

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For decades, Pinfield has been a major voice in the music industry, having served as a VJ on both MTV and VH1. His work on 120 Minutes opened the door for countless acts and shed a light on new music for viewers across the world.

Read senior writer Ryan Bray’s excellent piece on 120 Minutes here and wax nostalgic with Pinfield’s Robert Smith interview from 1996 below.


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