Michael Jackson’s eldest son, Prince, is recovering after he was taken to hospital following a motorcycle crash.

According to a statement from his representative, the 20-year-old was on his way to his university in Los Angeles on Thursday when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle.

He suffered “multiple lacerations” and a knee injury and was taken to hospital but was soon released.

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Michael Jackson died in 2009 at the age of 50

The late popstar’s son, who attends Loyola Marymount University, also thanked “everyone for their well wishes” in the statement.

Following the incident, he also posted a photograph to Instagram looking down at his legs while on a stretcher in what appeared to be the back of an ambulance, with the caption “well s***”.

Prince, whose real name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, later posted a video message to his 354,000 followers on the social network.

He said: “I’m at home, I’m resting, I’m recovering. I’d like to thank the first responders and the UCLA Harbour medical staff – they took great care of me and they made sure that everything that needed to be done got done.

“And also thank-you guys for all your concern and reaching out and seeing if I’m OK, I really appreciate it.”

The student is the American singer’s first child. His siblings are Paris, 19, and 15-year-old Blanket, whose real name is Prince Michael Jackson II.

Prince has already dabbled in the entertainment business following his father’s death in 2009, with stints as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and acting in US teen drama 90210.