Yvonne Connolly has said she is "so grateful to be alive" following a serious horse riding accident.

The TV presenter has had two surgeries since the incident took place ten days ago.

She wrote on Instagram: "So grateful to be alive after a serious horse riding accident.

"4 fractures in my eye socket and cheek bone and my nose completely smashed. I also broke my arm.

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She continued: "2 surgeries over the last 10 days under the magical hands of Dr Kumara Ekanayake (maxillofacial) and the incredible staff at St James.

"Thanks too [sic] all my friends and family and to those who sent such lovely messages of support."

Earlier this year, the 45-year-old TV star and her 13-year-old daughter Ali competed in the Dublin Horse Show.

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Connolly's love of horse riding, which began as a teenager, had been reignited last year.