Chris Maloney records song for NHS staff who saved his life

Chris Maloney has recorded a song to say thank you to the NHS, after they saved his life.

Chris, 42, spent two weeks critically ill in hospital in January after contracting E. coli from duck pancakes.

Thankfully the X Factor star pulled through and says he wanted to show appreciation for the staff at Aintree Hospital, especially as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

The singer has recorded his own version of The Rose and put together a video of file footage and pictures from his own hospital stay to say thank you in his own way, reports Mirror Online.

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X Factor star Chris Maloney popped back into Aintree University Hospital to thank staff at Ward 10 who looked after him during his stay.

Chris is also grateful for the way the NHS cared for his nana Pat in her final days.

He said: "All the fabulous NHS at Aintree Hospital helped with my late grandmother's care right up until her passing in September 2019 and also took amazing care of myself when I was admitted in the January.

"I put this together to show my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the NHS staff who are on the frontline risking their lives to help others fight this awful COVID-19 virus.

Chris with his nan, Patricia O'Brien

"The song is The Rose which I recorded and it's a free download as I really wanted to give something back."

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Chris' video has been posted on his Facebook page and the song is also available to download for free on iTunes. He released it on NHS Day.

In January, Chris spoke about his horrifying ordeal after contracting Campylobacter and Escherichia coli (E. coli) from his favourite takeaway meal.

He's been left with a lifelong condition, colitis of the colon and large intestine, a chronic condition that causes inflammation, after a parasite embedded itself in his body.

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The former Celebrity Big Brother star said staff at Liverpool's Aintree University Hospital saved his life after he was hit by the bacterial infections.

At the time he said: "I nearly died. They were going to remove my colon and put me on a colostomy bag.

"I honestly nearly died, my organs were shutting down."