He broke three ribs and suffered a collapsed lung so we probably shouldn’t laugh. Probably.

Forgive us if you’ve seen it before, but we couldn’t resist another look at Piers going on his ear when Good Morning Britain replayed it this morning.

The incident happened in California in 2007, three days before Morgan was due to film the live final of America’s Got Talent alongside Simon Cowell.

He was travelling at a whopping 12mph when he unexpectedly collided with a curb. His friend caught the accident on camera from behind. Here it is in all its glory:

"They are tricky things. I hit the curb and went down like a sack of spuds; five broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung," said Morgan, amid a lot of laughing from his colleagues in the studio.

"I don't think breaking five ribs and a collapsing lung is a matter of humour," he snapped.

The funniest part of the story? Just days before it happened he had publicly criticised President George W. Bush who had a similar accident and was rushed to hospital. At the time Morgan described Segways as “idiot-proof”.

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.

Via: Digital Spy