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'World Idol' winner injured in car crash
The Norweigan, nicknamed 'The Hobbit' on the Christmas special, was in a stationary car with girlfriend Kristine Jacobsen when another vehicle ploughed into them at 70mph.
The pair were rushed to their local hospital in Bergen for whiplash but have since been discharged.
Nilsen says he is "in agony" but will continue promotional work as planned.