03. December 2009 · Comments Off on Saved By Singing · Categories: Links

An impatient patient who got trapped in a hospital toilet raised the alarm by raising his voice – belting out a prayerful Christmas chorus.

Tenor George Hudson sang Handel’s Hallelujah after the emergency cord failed to elicit a response, despite three tugs.

The 80-year-old chorister, who was staying at the Kent and Sussex Hospital in Tunbridge Wells for a hip replacement, said: ‘I pulled the red cord and I got no response. When I started to get a bit chilly, I wondered what else I could do.

‘I thought, “Oh well, it’s coming up to Christmas,” so I gave them the opening of the Hallelujah chorus.

‘The doors then opened very quickly.’


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