Published Friday, 31 August 2012
The rapper was driving along a street in Los Angeles with Cole in the early hours of Wednesday morning when his vehicle smashed into the side of a parked car.
Photographs showed the pair in the aftermath of the crash, with Cole looking shocked as blood poured out of her nose and over her lips, while will.i.am - who also had blood streaming down his face - comforted her.
The Girls Aloud star was reportedly treated for her injuries at the scene and was not taken to hospital, and she has since flown back to Britain.
She resumed her promotional duties on Friday morning with a round of radio interviews, and shared a picture of herself with Capital FM hosts Lisa Snowdon and Dave Berry on her Twitter page.
The snap shows Cole smiling as Berry cradles her arm, which is supported in a black sling.