Reese Witherspoon reveals road accident prompted new haircut

'My new hairdo covers my scar': Reese Witherspoon reveals road accident prompted new haircut

Many Hollywood stars get a fringe for a new look or to give a more youthful appearance.

But Reese Witherspoon admitted she decided to cut her hair after she was left with a scar following a road accident in September.

The Oscar winner ended up with a cut on her forehead and a black eye after she was knocked down by a pensioner's vehicle while jogging.

Hiding her scar: Reese Witherspoon admits her new haircut is to cover the scar on her forehead

Hiding her scar: Reese Witherspoon admits her new haircut is to cover the scar on her forehead

Longer: Witherspoon pre-fringe at the Golden Globes last month

Longer: Witherspoon pre-fringe at the Golden Globes last month

The mother-of-two, 35, recalled the accident in Santa Monica during an interview on tomorrow nights' Graham Norton Show.

Assuring Norton she had totally recovered following the 'particularly un-showbizzy' incident, she said: 'I was jogging and I got hit by a car,
it’s not funny at all.

'They said I am very hard headed because I landed
right on my head and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo.

'I don’t
remember much about it but miraculously and thank God I am fine.'

Injured: The star sported a black eye and a plaster on her head after the accident

Flashback: The star sported a black eye and a plaster on her head last fall

Can laugh about it now: Witherspoon relayed her story to Alex Kingston (centre) and Reginald D Hunter)

Can laugh about it now: Witherspoon relayed her story to Alex Kingston (centre) and Reginald D Hunter)

Witherspoon refused to press charges against the 85-year-old driver, who was cited by police for failing to stop for a pedestrian.

However, the actress joked the pensioner was now using a bus instead.

She added: 'She was 85 so they took away her licence and gave her a bus pass.'

Fellow guest Alex Kingston admitted she too had suffered a head injury.

Accident prone: Kingston revealed she recently ended up in hospital after colliding with a lamppost

Accident prone: Kingston revealed she recently ended up in hospital after colliding with a lamppost

She explained: 'I was jet lagged, working with comedians
and I walked into a lamppost.

'It was a comedy moment, but I was so
embarrassed because I thought I would be the butt of their jokes so I
pretended I was fine and that night I started to feel really woozy and I
fell flat on my face.

'I bit through my lower lip and knocked out my
front teeth. It was really awful. I was doubly concussed and had to go
straight to ER.'

The Graham Norton Show is on BBC One on Friday 3rd January at 10.35pm.