Graham Norton will tell the emotional story of how he asked a NHS nurse if he would survive after being stabbed in the 1980s and left for dead in a violent robbery.
Adam Kay, 40, former physician and author of bestselling memoir This Is Going to Hurt, has written a new book sharing the stories of celebrities who have relied on the NHS over the years, with all profits going to NHS trusts goes.
He appeared on This Morning today and shared his favorite story from the upcoming book, revealing how 57-year-old Graham, who was violently attacked after coming to London from Ireland as a stage student in 1989.
The beloved presenter almost died after losing ‘half his blood volume’ after the robbery, and will tell how his’ flesh hugged his bones’ after asking one of the nurses if he would be alive, and in response a ‘ long pause ‘.
Graham Norton, pictured in London earlier this year, will tell the emotional story of how he asked an NHS nurse if he would survive after being stabbed and left for dead in a violent robbery in the 1980s.
Adam Kay (photo), 40, former physician and author of bestselling memoir This Is Going to Hurt, has written a new book sharing the stories of celebrities who have relied on the NHS over the years
When asked if there was a striking story from the book – which also includes stories by Paul McCartney, Trevor McDonald and Emma Thompson – he said: ‘On the one hand you shouldn’t have favorites, but on the other I have to hit a book.
The book begins with Graham Norton telling this great story. 1998 for the first time in London, [he was] a theater student and he was stabbed.
“Not stabbed at all, he really was stabbed. Lost half of his blood volume, almost lost his life. He had just arrived in London and describes the NHS as the safety net, there to catch us when we fall and replace the family he left behind in Ireland. ‘
Adam continued, “He writes with extreme humor as you can imagine, but there was a chilling section where he asks the nurse if he would die.
Adam appeared on This Morning today and said his favorite story was a story by Graham, who was attacked in 1986
The beloved presenter, pictured at Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest, almost died after losing ‘half his blood volume’ after the robbery
“Her long pause made his flesh hug his bones, but like so many of us, the NHS saved his life.”
Graham had previously revealed that he had been stabbed The Telegraph in 2010 he wrote: ‘In 1989 I was robbed, beaten and stabbed by a group of boys who left him for dead.
“To make matters worse, not only did I lose half of my blood, but I also lost my friend: he dumped me the next day, which wasn’t the most tactful bit of timing.”
Adam volunteered to work on the frontline of the coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic, but discovered, “There was not much demand for a gynecologist who had not worked for ten years,” and so wrote the book “As a Way to help ‘.
Adam volunteered to work on the frontline of the coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic. He is shown attending the National Book Awards in 2018
Elsewhere in the book, entitled ‘Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You’, Naomie Harris, Rob Brydon and Stanley Tucci will share stories
Elsewhere in the book, entitled “Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You,” Naomie Harris, Rob Brydon, and Stanley Tucci will tell stories about the benefits of the National Health Service for them.
Adam explained, “I think we all thought, what else can we do? Watching these employees risk their lives.
“So I came up with this idea, to make 100 famous faces to thank you, like a love letter and with all the profits going to NHS trusts.”
He added, “We put together a dream list of people and it was kind of like inviting too many people to your wedding and cramming a corner table because everyone said yes.”