Will.i.am is rumoured to be joining Cheryl Cole on her upcoming tour

Cheryl Cole has revealed that she and Will.i.am were on their way to McDonald's when they had their car accident on Wednesday.

The pair were snapped with blood-covered faces after Will's Cadillac hit a parked car at 3.30am following a late-night recording session in LA.

And whilst both escaped without any serious injuries, Cheryl and Will, 37, were probably left hungry after missing out on a much-needed Happy Meal.

‘Both Cheryl and Will.i.am were desperate for some food after working all day in the studio,' a source reveals.

‘They only intended to nip out for a quick bite - but ended up staying up for most of the night.'

And the Girls Aloud singer, 29, jokes: ‘I ended up having an Unhappy Meal instead.'

Cheryl's now back in the UK - with her arm in a sling - and is preparing for her upcoming tour.

‘She is OK but still shaken about what happened,' a pal tells The Sun.

‘She has seen the pictures and can't believe how much blood there was. Everyone is just thankful she and Will are all right.

Cheryl is home to see friends and family after what was a nasty experience abroad. Her mum's been on the phone and wants to come and see her as soon as she can.'

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