Alli Simpson reveals how brother Cody came to her rescue after breaking her neck diving into a pool

Alli Simpson revealed how her brother Cody Simpson came to her rescue after she broke her neck diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool on New Year’s Eve.

On Wednesday’s 2DayFM Hughesy, Ed & Erin radio show, the 23-year-old actress and singer recalled how a ‘stressed’ Cody, 25, called the ambulance straight away.

Alli told the radio hosts that her pop star sibling was ‘being really protective’ and urged her not to move an inch until the paramedics arrived.

‘He was really protective’: Alli Simpson (pictured), 23, revealed on radio on Wednesday how her brother Cody Simpson came to her rescue, after she broke her neck while diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool on New Year’s Eve

‘On New Year’s Eve I called Cody because I was crying when they (her friends) were like, “you need to call an ambulance,'” Alli revealed on-air.

‘And Cody came straight to my apartment, he called the ambulance for me and he was so stressed. He’s like, “don’t move… don’t move”.

‘So he was just being really protective. He just couldn’t believe that it wasn’t worse and how lucky I was really.’

By her side: ‘Cody came straight to my apartment, he called the ambulance for me and he was so stressed. He’s like, “don’t move… don’t move”,’ Alli said of Cody, 25, on 2DayFM’s Hughesy, Ed & Erin radio show. Pictured together in October 2019

Support system: The actress and singer told the radio hosts that Cody 'was just being really protective' and 'couldn't believe that it wasn't worse'

Support system: The actress and singer told the radio hosts that Cody ‘was just being really protective’ and ‘couldn’t believe that it wasn’t worse’

The former I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! contestant went on to reveal that she will be getting progress scans done in a few weeks, with the hopes of getting her neck brace off sooner.

Alli has already worn a neck brace for one month, with the likelihood of being four months in total.

The reality star revealed her horror injury last month, sharing a series of harrowing photos to her Instagram from Gold Coast University Hospital.

Recovery: Alli went on to reveal that she will be getting progress scans done in a few weeks, with the hopes of getting her neck brace off sooner.  The former I'm a Celebrity star has already worn a neck brace for one month, with the likelihood of being four months in total

Recovery: Alli went on to reveal that she will be getting progress scans done in a few weeks, with the hopes of getting her neck brace off sooner. The former I’m a Celebrity star has already worn a neck brace for one month, with the likelihood of being four months in total

She was pictured in a neck brace while surrounded by medical equipment, and told her followers that she was ‘extremely lucky not to be a quadriplegic’.

To make matters worse, Alli had also been diagnosed with Covid-19.

‘Sometimes life can take a big turn in the blink of an eye. For me, 2022 is not off to a great start… a broken neck (plus a positive Covid test),’ she wrote.

‘Long story short: I dove into a shallow pool head first and hit my head on the bottom on New Year’s Eve. I [had] X-rays / CT scans and an MRI to find I have two severe fractures in my neck (C6 and T1),’ she added.

Horror injury: Alli revealed her horror injury last month, sharing to her Instagram page a series of harrowing photos from Gold Coast University Hospital

Horror injury: Alli revealed her horror injury last month, sharing to her Instagram page a series of harrowing photos from Gold Coast University Hospital

Alli said she was taken to hospital in an ambulance and assessed by a neurosurgeon, who determined no ⁣immediate surgery was required.

She continued: ‘I have been sent home in a hard neck brace that I’ll be living in 24/7 for the next four months as my neck hopefully heals itself.

‘I am extremely lucky to be alive and/or not quadriplegic as it just missed my spinal cord… the way I see it, four months is a drop in the ocean when it comes to the rest of my happy and healthy life. ‘

Alli told The Daily Telegraph last month that she’s ‘so incredibly grateful’ to be alive.

Ordeal: Alli said she was taken to hospital in an ambulance and assessed by a neurosurgeon, who determined no ⁣immediate surgery was required

Ordeal: Alli said she was taken to hospital in an ambulance and assessed by a neurosurgeon, who determined no ⁣immediate surgery was required

‘I happily cry all the time just thinking it could have been so much worse. It was a huge scare and gave me a real wakeup call,’ she said.

She continued: ‘Everyone keeps saying I literally could have died so I just feel so incredibly lucky. Because of that, I have got a perspective that I am here for a reason and I really want to figure out what that is.

‘I want to do life 120 per cent because that could have been stripped away from me in a few seconds from just diving into a pool with some friends.’

Perspective: Alli told The Daily Telegraph last month that she's 'so incredibly grateful' to be alive.  'I happily cry all the time just thinking it could have been so much worse.  It was a huge scare and gave me a real wakeup call,' she said.  Pictured in December

Perspective: Alli told The Daily Telegraph last month that she’s ‘so incredibly grateful’ to be alive. ‘I happily cry all the time just thinking it could have been so much worse. It was a huge scare and gave me a real wakeup call,’ she said. Pictured in December

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