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Will.i.am, Cheryl Cole in Car Crash After L.A. Studio Session

Rapper and passenger were treated for minor injuries

Will.I.Am and Cheryl Cole.
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August 30, 2012 10:05 AM ET

Will.i.am and Cheryl Cole are "fine" after receiving minor injuries in a car accident early yesterday morning in Los Angeles, The Guardian reports. The Black Eyed Peas leader was driving with Cole in the passenger seat when his Cadillac ran into a parked car around 3:30 a.m. PDT, after leaving a recording studio. Cole was treated at the scene, but will.i.am was taken to the hospital in a neck brace with a bloody nose.

"Car accidents are not dope . . . I'm glad I'm o.k," tweeted will.i.am, while Cole tweeted, "Don't worry me and @iamwill are fine, promise x."

Will.i.am debuted his song "Reach For The Stars" earlier this week, teaming with NASA to broadcast the track from the Curiosity rover on Mars.

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