He was rushed to hospital yesterday after an airborne election stunt almost ended in tragedy.
The pilot lost control of a light aircraft the Buckingham constituency hopeful was using to tow a banner reading “Vote for your country – vote Ukip”.
He was dragged out of the wreckage semi-conscious and badly bruised after the plane flipped and hit the ground.
The pilot also miraculously survived but was in a serious condition last night.
Farage was forced to miss the count at the seat he was vying for with house of commons speaker John Bercow.
He issued a statement saying: “We’ve both had a miraculous escape. We are both very lucky to be alive.”
He will remain in hospital for several days with two broken ribs, a small chip to his spine and damage to his sternum.
Farage stood down as party leader last September to concentrate on the parliamentary battle. He was replaced by Lord Pearson.